Shipwrecked Festival 2023 officially kicks off at midday on Friday, February 10th and ends on Sunday, February 12th at 8pm.


The gates will be open for entry between the hours of 8am and 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and 8am until 2pm on Sunday. You may exit the event site between 10am and 10pm on Friday & Saturday and between 8am and 10pm on Sunday.

You cannot enter or exit the event site outside these hours. If you cannot avoid arriving after these hours, please get in touch at least 24 hours prior via and we might be able to arrange a late arrival.

The campsite closes on Sunday at 10pm. This means you are required to be packed up and leave by this time. Please ensure you / your driver have had plenty of rest and is well prepared for the drive home.

Pass-outs are permitted during gate opening hours. To re-enter you must present your festival wristband.


All tickets include camping in the tent camping area. The campsite is located around 500 meters from the festival site. You’re welcome to bring your pushbike for the campsite and walkway to the festival, but please park it at the entrance and don’t drive on the festival site. Make sure you’ve got a night light and if you always want to know where it is – don’t forget a lock!


Due to major land movements on site, we have limited vehicle passes available this year. Please ride-share with friends or join our Facebook group Shipwrecked ride share to offer or find a lift with fellow sailors. This helps us and the environment.

If you do wish to bring a vehicle to Shipwrecked – including cars, vans, campers, caravans and buses – you’ll need to purchase either a Parking Pass or a Camping Pass


With this pass, your vehicle is allowed ONLY in the car park. This means you will park your car and make your way to the campsite with a walk of around 500 meters. No camping is permitted in the car park. Feel free to bring a trolley for transporting your goods. You will be able to access your car during the festival.


With this pass, your vehicle will be allowed to enter and stay at the campsite in the allocated vehicle area. You may sleep in your vehicle and camp next to your car. Tent camping is limited to one tent per vehicle.

Camping vehicles are not to be moved once parked up unless you intend to leave the festival early – this can only be done during daylight hours.

If you wish to stay in a caravan, your car must be parked in the car park after dropping off the caravan.

Vehicle camping passes are limited. If you are not sleeping in your vehicle, please purchase a Vehicle Parking Pass.


Wayver is our cashless payment system. You will receive a Wayver chips with your wristband at the gate. Simply visit the Wayver cash point to top up your wristband with cash, debit or credit card and present it when making purchases at the bars, food and market stalls. Refunds can be made on site or up to 3 weeks after the festival via



Shipwrecked is a fully licensed event with 5 unique bars serving a fantastic variety of both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks as well as free drinking water. There are also water refill stations at various locations throughout the grounds to help keep you hydrated through all that dancing. Please bring your own reusable drink bottle.

BYO is not permitted, searches will take place on entry. Be sure to leave your drinks at home, the Shipwrecked bars will be able to take care of your each and every whim. We have the right to request ID if you look under 25, alcohol will not be served to anyone deemed underage or intoxicated.

Alcohol is offered as a compliment to the many awesome activities we offer, please drink responsibly.



Most drinks will be served in environmentally friendly stainless steel cups. A small deposit will be charged on your first purchase only. Hold on to your cup for the weekend or swap them out at the bar for a fresh one.



A fantastic playground with music, performances, art, wellness and fun.

5 unique boutique bars across 5 dreamy stages.

Free drinking water.

A selection of food stalls to suit almost all your dietary desires will be offering food and refreshments throughout the festival.

Market stalls offering festival toys and something that little bit extra for your outfit.

Flushing toilets & hot showers within the festival ground.

Cold showers and portaloos at the public campground.


Your ticket + Vehicle Pass if needed (every vehicle must have a pass).

ID: NZ Drivers License or Passport.

Camping equipment.

Your own water bottle & thermos to stay hydrated. We recommend 10l of water per person to bring for the camp site.

Your favourite party outfits.

Shade is limited in the campground – think gazebos and shade sails to help keep you cool.

Sun protection e.g. sun cream & hats


Shipwrecked is a leave no trace event so bring rubbish and recycling bins for your waste.

Personal ashtray if needed.

Anything else you think you’ll need to ensure a good time.

Feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages but please, no glass.