The festival site is located approximately 90 minutes from Auckland CBD. There is limited cellphone reception in the area and the roads can be tricky for those unfamiliar with the terrain, so please be sure to download offline maps before leaving home or go old school with a paper map.


Gate Hours:

Friday 9th February: 8am – 9pm

Saturday 10th February: 8am – 9pm

Sunday 11th February: 8am – 9pm (from 2pm for exit only)

Please avoid arriving before the gate opens as you will not be able to enter. The campsite officially opens at 8am to give you time to set up and get ready for Shipwrecked Festival, which kicks off at midday. We have a strict no vehicle movement after dark policy so please make sure you arrive during gate hours. There is no camping available outside the festival site, nor at Lake Tomarata as it is not a public camping spot. If you plan on arriving in the area prior to the festival, check out what campsites are available in the beautiful surrounding areas of Mangawhai, Pakiri, and Te Arai.


We have limited vehicle passes available. Please help us save on space and emissions by ride-sharing with friends or joining our Facebook group Shipwrecked NZ community hub to offer or find a lift with fellow sailors.

If you do wish to bring a vehicle to Shipwrecked – including cars, motor bikes, vans, campers, caravans and buses – you’ll need to purchase a Vehicle 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 all your gear. The walk is 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 these passes, your vehicle will be allowed to enter and stay at the campsite in the allocated vehicle camping areas. There are three different types of camper vehicle passes: SMALL, LARGE and CARAVAN vehicle pass. Please read the information on the ticket page carefully to ensure you select the correct pass.

If you are giving someone a lift who is sleeping in a tent and have Small Vehicle Camping Pass you will be permitted to have one tent pitched next to the vehicle. Unfortunately, we cannot allow tents in with Large Vehicle Camping Passes or Vehicle and Caravan Combo Passes.

Camping vehicles are not to be moved once parked up. If you need to leave the festival early, please let staff know on arrival so they can park you near the exit.

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


The campground is located onsite, approximately 500m from the festival site, and tent camping is included in your ticket. The gates to the campsite will be open from 8am on Friday and will close at 9pm on Sunday. This means you will need to be packed up and offsite by 9pm on Sunday. Please support whomever is driving to have plenty of rest and be well prepared for the drive home. There is no camping at Lake Tomarata. If you intend to continue journeying after Shipwrecked, make sure that you have your accommodation sorted before the weekend. Check out the eco-huts and campsites in the local areas or go a bit fancy with an Airbnb.

There is drinking water, cold showers, and toilets available in the campground area. We provide rubbish, recycling, and compost facilities, but we encourage you to support our leave-no-trace policy by taking home and sorting everything that you brought with you. Absolutely NO FIRE and no open flame cooking. Fire risk is always extreme at this time of year in particular. Fire extinguishers are located around the site – please only use them in an emergency.