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.


Gates to the general camping area open 8am on Friday the 10th of February 2023.

Please avoid arriving before this time, as you will not be able to enter. If you can’t avoid arriving late please contact us to see if we can help you make other arrangements. 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.

Don’t forget that all vehicles will need a vehicle pass – this includes cars, campervans, caravans and buses.

We encourage carpooling! Catch a ride or offer someone your spare seat via our Facebook Ride Share page.


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 car.

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.


The campground is located onsite, a short walk from the festival site, and camping is included in your ticket. The gates to the campsite will be open from 8am on Friday and will close at 10pm on Sunday. This means you will need to be packed up and offsite by 10pm on Sunday. Please ensure you or your driver have had plenty of rest and are well prepared for the drive home. There is no camping at Lake Tomarata – this is not a public campsite. 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 and take home everything that you brought with you. Absolutely NO FIRE and no open flame cooking. Fire risk is always extreme at this time of year especially. Fire extinguisher stations will be located next to the water stations – please only use them in an emergency.