WOMAD New Zealand

Mar 2020

Brooklands Park Dr

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The basics

The world’s biggest world party sets up shop in New Zealand, a perfect home from home.

The festival

World of Music, Art and Dance (or WOMAD) festivals have been running since in 1982 and have been the brainchild of Peter Gabriel no less, who aimed to bring people together to learn about different cultures through the mediums of music, art and dance. To this day WOMAD is still the biggest world music festival out there - it’s hosted festivals in 27 countries, and that now includes New Zealand!

There’s so much to do at WOMAD, from singing, dancing, crafting or music workshops for adults and kids (it’s a very family friendly few days) to global markets, cooking stages, holistic areas, poetry corners - this really is a chilled out festival where you can explore the whole world in a few days in a field. And as expected nowadays, you don’t have to rough it with a variety of glamping options.

Our tip

Don’t miss the Living Library, where borrowers can be lent a book (rather than a human) to tell them a story for 30 minutes. A great way to learn about different cultures.



Getting there

How do I get there?

Interislander Ferry: Interislander's Cook Strait Ferries travel between Wellington and Picton New Zealand. The 92km voyage takes 3 hours and has been described as "one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world". For more information visit here

Travelling by Bus: Travel with Nakedbus.com to WOMAD from almost anywhere in New Zealand! WOMAD's giving away a free campground ticket to everyone who travels to WOMAD with Nakedbus.com. 

Intercity operates a daily service to New Plymouth.

Car Share: Car Pool NZ or Jay Ride

Airport Shuttle Bus: Scott’s Airport Shuttle bus can transport you from the airport to the festival/campground or your accommodation. Prices vary - please enquire through their website.



3-day Adult – $259.00

3-day Youth (13-17 years, restrictions apply) – $215.00

Extra Child under 12yrs (note: one child under 12 free per adult) – $35.00


One Day


Friday – $99.00
Saturday – $139.00
Saturday day pass with Camping in General Area (one day only) – $149.00
Sunday Day & Night – $109.00
Sunday Night after 6pm – $79.00

When can I get them?

Tickets on sale now

Where can I get them?

Tickets are available via the website.

More info

Official Site