Please note these are FAQs for the 2017 festival. The 2018 FAQs will be available in August 2017 when all WOMAD NZ 2018 tickets are on sale.
Please make contact with us prior to the event, this will help us to better plan parking etc and help you to enjoy the event. Contact Tetsu Garnett for your parking pass and for any other arrangements or queries contact Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (TAFT) on 06 759 8412 or [email protected]
ACCESS FOR THE DISABLEDFor people with physical disabilities, access is recommended via Kaimata St or the Racecourse Carpark via Coronation Avenue. A WOMAD Disabled Parking card is required to use either.
KAIMATA ST PARKING
Has a road closure and is one way access only (from Brooklands Road).
This is the only level access to the festival site.
The Taranaki Maori Wardens will assist you in parking and there is an eaziup with seating. A golf cart will leave every half hour from Kaimata St and take you into WOMAD to the Information Centre.
The Racecourse disabled parking area is accessed via Coronation Avenue. Follow the signs and there is a pick up and drop off area at the top of the Racecourse track area by the VIP carpark. A golf cart will leave every half hour from the Racecourse disabled parking area and take you up the racecourse and over to the campsite disabled car park, then into WOMAD to the Information Centre.
65+ YEARS VIEWING PLATFORM AND DISABLED VIEWING
There are three viewing platforms for those aged 65+ years and a disabled viewing area.
Gables stage has a disabled viewing area adjacent to the over 65’s viewing platform.
Brooklands stage has a disabled viewing area adjacent to the over 65’s viewing platform.
TSB Bowl stage has an over 65’s platform and on the lakeside of the track is an area suitable for wheelchair viewing.
CAMPSITE - DISABLED TENTING AREA
Enter the family campsite through Rogan St and Mason Drive, you will be wrist banded in your vehicle and directed to the disabled camping area. There is limited parking adjacent to your camping area. Please contact the camp manager to arrange a golf buggy if transport is required to the festival site - this service is available on request. No buses, caravans, campervans, sleepervans or motorhomes are permitted in this area.
It is important to be aware that half the WOMAD site is on a hillside. We have viewing platforms at the top of the road to the TSB Bowl Stage for wheelchair users. Also the Todd Energy Brooklands and Gables Stages are fully accessible. Please note the Pinetum corner is very difficult for the disabled to access. Disabled toilets are located at the racecourse gate end of the main TSB Bowl stage and at the top of the site behind the Global Village retail stalls.
HEARING IMPAIRED SUPPORT - COMMUNICATORS
Support for the hearing impaired will be available through the Information Centre on request. For assistance please contact the Information Centre to request this at festival time.
For any assistance during the festival please contact the Information Centre.
Please note mobility scooters are no longer available for bookings during the festival.