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FAQS

 

WHAT IS TUKI?

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)

WHEN IS IT HAPPENING?

Saturday February 8th 2020. Gates open 1pm.

WHERE IS TUKI?

1015, Mt Aspiring Road, Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka.

HOW DO WE GET THERE?

By bus, by boat, by bike, by car, bi-pedal. . . More info HERE

WHO'S ON THE BILL?

A delicious treat of talent! Check out the LINEUP

WHEN ARE TICKETS ON SALE?

Earlybirdy tickets on sale from August 8th, 2019. CLICK HERE to Pre-Register

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

From $123 to $222. Additional extras include return bus ride and LushZone access (R18). CLICK HERE

IS IT R18?

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.

WHEN IS THE SCHEDULE OUT?

December 2019
 

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINK?

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 & DONT'S?

No Fires. No Glass. No animals, weapons, lasers, drones, beanbags, large view-blocking chairs or umbrellas or anti-social attitudes. Bags, chillybins, baskets etc will all be searched before entry.

IS IT A CASH BAR?

Cash and eftpos – no cash out sorry.

WHERE DO WE PICK UP LOST PROPERTY?

Any found credit cards, keys, wallets and cellphones are now at the Wanaka Police Station.

IS THERE CAMPING?

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. But get in quick, contact info@glendhubaymotorcamp.co.nz

WILL THERE BE SHADE?

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. 

WHAT BEVERAGES ARE AVAILABLE?

Craft beer and cider, local 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!

IS THERE A CARPARK?

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).

CAN WE TAKE A DIP IN THE LAKE?

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.

ARE THERE PASS-OUTS?

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.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED?

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.

IS THERE A PLACE FOR KIDS TO HANG OUT?

Yes, there will be a Funzone, plus a shady zone in The Forest. Being brutally honest though, it’s not terribly toddler-friendly.

WILL THERE BE LIQUOR & DRUG CHECKS?

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!

Got another question? Email us at info@tukifestival.nz