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Visitor FAQs

Answers to our most commonly asked questions...

 What time do the gates open?

Gates open at 7.30am for competitors and 9am for the general public. There is heaps of action from 9am right up to 4.30pm.

 Can we purchase tickets at the gate?

No, there will be no gate sales. But if there are still tickets available you will be able to buy these online on the day until 2pm, if not sold out prior.

Do you have Eftpos facilities at the event?

We have ATM facilities inside the venue. We recommend you bring cash as some stall holders do not have Eftpos. 

 Can we bring our dogs?

No, sorry.

 Can we bring food and drink in?

There are many food options at the Games at affordable prices. Most of the food outlets are run by Community Groups as fundraisers. You are welcome to bring food to the event. The venue has a licensed bar serving alcoholic beverages, no BYO alcohol, please.

 Does the event continue if there is wet weather?

Yes! Being a true Scottish event the Games will be held wet or fine and there will still be plenty to do and see. The Highland Dance stage is covered but spectators will need to bring their own shelter. If very wet dancing will move to the Hororata Hall. Heavy events may be restricted if wet due to safety reasons.

Q: Can we bring our dogs?

A: No dogs

 Is there a baby's area?

Yes, we have an area where parents can feed and change their babies.

 Do you have disabled facilities available?

We have disabled parking and accessible toilets available.

 Can we come and stay in our Motorhome on-site?

We welcome certified self-contained vehicles on site from 12 pm – 8pm Friday (gates will close 8pm) and depart by 5pm Monday. Enter through Gate C. A $10 per van per night donation is appreciated. Please note there will be no access to event toilets until 9am Saturday and they will be closed 5pm Saturday night. 

Dogs are allowed in the motorhome area but not into the event venue.

This motorhome area is run by NZMCA volunteers.

Please note we have written permission from the Selwyn District Council to allow this and they have stipulated vehicles must be certified self-contained. Camping in tents is not permitted.

Q: Do competitors need to buy tickets?

A: Competitors' entry includes your tickets, all supporters need to buy tickets online before the day.

Q: Are there competitors changing facilities?
A: Yes we have change facilities, the entrance is beside the Tartan Club

Q: Can we bring a gazebo or shade tent?

A: You may bring a gazebo or shade tent so long as it can be seen through and does not block people behind you from seeing. I.e. no walls or low enough to be seen over. You must be able to secure this if wind. The committee may ask you to take your gazebo or shade tent down if it is blocking the view or deemed not safe. Please keep walkways clear.

Q: What if I need to cancel my entry?

A: You can cancel your entry up until the closing date and receive a refund however after the closing date there will be no refund. Contact if you need to cancel.

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