Camping FAQs

The WOMAD NZ campground is situated next to the festival within the New Plymouth Racecourse and TSB Stadium which is a 5 minute walk to the main festival site. If you wish to camp at this campground you need to buy a camping ticket (separate from your festival ticket) which covers all three nights.

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 Disabled camping tickets must be purchased by those with physical disabilities. Those wishing to camp with a friend or family member that has a disabled camping ticket will also need to purchase a disabled camping ticket so they can camp in the disabled camping area.

The campsite opens at 9am on the Friday, camping is not permitted before then.

Thursday night camping tickets can be purchased at an additional cost per person for those who wish to set up camp early - this is only avaialble in the Family Tenting and Disabled area and will only be accessible between 4-8pm on the Thursday.

Camping only permitted in correct area with valid camping ticket.

Children 12 and under who have a valid festival ticket camp free, no camping ticket is required.

Camping is sold on a per person basis, not per campsite. You will be allocated your camp site on arrival and given enough room to set up. NO SAVING SPOTS – Please arrive together to camp together

Dogs are not permitted with the exception of disability assist dogs.

Toilets and hot showers are available. There are no cooking facilities or electricity available in in the General, Family, Disabled or Motorhome areas

Please embrace the WOMAD Zero Waste policy so that we can minimise the amount of waste directed to landfills. In 2016 there was an 80% diversion from landfill.

GENERAL TENTING AREA

General camping is situated in the centre of the racecourse oval,  access is from 9am Friday via Coronation Avenue, Saddle and Sulky entrance. No buses, caravans, campervans, sleepervans or motorhomes are permitted in this area. 

BUS, CARAVAN & MOTORHOME AREA

This area is in the outer circle of the racecourse oval. No tents permitted, access is from 9.00am Friday and via Saddle & Sulky entrance off Coronation Avenue.

FAMILY TENTING AREA

This area is for family groups with children. It is located between the racecourse and the TSB Stadium,access is via Rogan Street and Mason Drive, from 9am Friday. No buses, caravans, campervans, sleepervans or motorhomes are permitted in this area.

DISABLED TENTING AREA

This area is located close to the TSB Stadium and facilities and with adjacant parking. Access is via Rogan Street and Mason Drive, from 9am Friday. No buses, caravans, campervans, sleepervans or motorhomes are permitted in this area.

Arrival 
Camping is sold on a per person basis, not per campsite. You will be allocated your camp site on arrival and given enough room to set up. NO SAVING SPOTS – Please arrive together to camp together.

Camp office
Is located in the TSB Stadium
 
Cell phone charging
There are power sockets available in the TSB Stadium foyer. Phones left there remain the owner’s responsibility.
 
Cooking facilities
There are no cooking facilities.
 
Electricity
There are no powered camping sites available.
 
Horse training during the festival
There will be horse training sessions held on the racecourse track between approximately 6am and 9am on Friday morning. For this reason there is no access to the General tenting, the Motorhome or the Tepee Life Village areas before 9am Friday and until clearance is given by camp staff. 
 
Lost Property 
All lost and found property on the campsite can be reported at the Camp Office situated in the TSB Stadium. Lost and found property on the main WOMAD site can be reported at the Taranaki Daily News Information Centre.
 
Parking
You may park next to your tent but it is not guaranteed that you will be able to drive out at all times. If you wish to use your car during your stay it may be advisable to park in one of the designated car parks adjacent to the TSB Stadium.
 
Security 
Security is on site at all times, however we ask you to be vigilant and please ensure that valuables are locked in your vehicle at all times. WOMAD takes no responsibility for any loss or damage to personal property.
 
Supermarkets
Supermarkets, shops, café’s, restaurants and service stations can be found in the city centre which can be reached at the bottom of Gover Street.
 
Toilets and showers
These facilities are located in the TSB Stadium, (including disabled facilities), La Mer Stand jockeys changing area, Tuson Stand, Family Area by Mason Drive and General Camping area in the centre of the Racecourse oval. All areas are marked on the campsite map.
 
Washup   
There are ‘wash-up’ containers located by the temporary toilets/showers in the Family camping and the General Camping areas. Boiling water, for baby’s bottles etc., may be obtained at the TSB Stadium kitchen.
 
Water
Taps are situated throughout the General camping area at the temporary toilets/showers and outside the TSB Stadium.
 
WOMAD site
There is a sign posted track from the TSB Stadium along the tar sealed road that passes behind the Racecourse stands, past the rock retaining wall and the entrance to the General Camping area. Through the metal gate and turn right in front of the new stables to a sealed roadway that leads downhill to the Racecourse entrance of the WOMAD site that is adjacent to the TSB Bowl Stage. Care should be taken on this roadway as from time to time artists coaches use the same roadway.
 
Wrist bands
These are exchanged with a camping wristband in vehicles when you check in to the campsite.
 
Zero Waste
There are Zero Waste bins and recycling areas in the campsite, please recycle! 80% of all landfill was recycled in 2016.