TUKI is the cute and chubby offspring of the late Rippon Festival, held biennially in Lake Wanaka. It is a one day music festival showcasing the finest New Zealand music, situated in beautiful Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka. The name ‘TUKI’ is a nod to the majestic Matukituki Valley and River, as well as the Maori word for ‘mouthpiece’.
Our Guiding Ethos is te wāhi te iwi te wāiata (the place, the people, the music)
Saturday February 8th 2020. Gates open 1pm.
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No, it's an all ages event, although if you are under 17 you will need a parent/legal guardian ticketholder. ID required. 12 years and under have free entry with a guardian. One child per guardian, so round up the rellies! LushZone area is R18.
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No drinks or liquids can be brought on site. Please bring an EMPTY water bottle to fill up at the taps. No other vessels allowed onsite. You can bring your own picnic baskets, which will be checked on entry. There will also be a variety of ridiculously tasty drink & food stalls available, so bring only essentials and support the local bars & cuisineries!!
WHAT ELSE CAN WE BRING?
Sunscreen, umbrella, swimsuit (if you're staying at Glendhu Bay Motor Camp), blanket, sun hat, smiles, ID, cash/eftpos
ANY OTHER DO'S & DON'TS?
No Fires. No Glass. No animals, weapons, drugs, lasers, drones, beanbags, large view-blocking chairs or umbrellas or anti-social attitudes. Bags, chillybins, baskets etc will all be searched before entry. Any children need one adult per child at entry.
Cash and eftpos – no cash out sorry.
WHERE DO WE PICK UP LOST PROPERTY?
Any found credit cards, keys, wallets and cellphones will be at the Wanaka Police Station.
Yes! Right across the road. Tents can be pitched (site = $19) at Glendhu Bay Camping Ground. Caravans and campers too on powered or unpowered sites. There are also some GLAMPING tents available. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
You betcha. The Tuki Forest provides not only shade but endless fun stuff to do, see and be part of.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE FOREST?
Without giving too much away, a plethora of visual and auditory delights awaits you.
Craft beer and cider, bubbles, wines and cocktails. The Better Bottle (water) from The Better Good. Non-alcoholic juices, iced teas, coffee, organic options, and more! Free tap water is available, so bring an empty bottle. If you have a Globelet from a past event, bring that too!
There will be car parking next to the festival site. The car park fee goes towards goodly community groups. You cannot return to the carpark till you are heading off for the night, so take everything you need with you (like a jacket for when it gets colder).
Yes - but only if you are a guest at Glendhu Bay Motor Camp. Between 3.00pm and 5.30pm, don yer trunks and take a dip. No pass outs after 6pm. No alcohol to be taken off the TUKI site.
There are a limited number of pass-outs between 3pm and 5.30pm for Camping Ground guests. No pass-outs after 6.00pm.
Note: Same rules apply as at entry: No intoxicated people allowed on site – whether you have a wristband or not.
Nope sorry, it's farmland. We are so ridiculously lucky to have access to this sublime land. It’s a working, farming, growing, thriving, joyously uplifting piece of earth.
Yes, there will be a Funzone, plus a shady zone in The Forest. Being brutally honest though, it’s not terribly toddler-friendly.
You know it. You will be checked on entry, when you are travelling to and from the lake, and during pass-outs. Even with your wristband, if you are deemed intoxicated by security, you shall not pass!
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