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All the information you need to know to celebrate rural at the Wānaka A&P Show.

Key Dates and Times:  
Friday 7 March - 8.30 am - 5.00 pm 
Saturday 8 March - 8.30 am - 5.00 pm 


Ticket sales are cashless, so there are two ways you can purchase your tickets below. 

Kids 12 and under are FREE again this year!

  • Online
    You can purchase your tickets from 1 December 2024. 
    • Two-day tickets are available from 1 December - 7 March
      • $40 Adult (18+yrs old)
      • $15 Youth (13-17yrs old)
      • $65 Family (2 adults, 2 youths)
    • Single-day tickets are available from 1 December - 8 March
      • $22.50 Adult (18+yrs old)
      • $10 Youth (13-17yrs old)
  • At the gate 
     Eftpos is only accepted —NO CASH. 
    • Two-day tickets, available 7 March only. 
      • $50 Adult (18+yrs old)
      • $20 Youth (13-17yrs old)
      • $75 Family (2 adults, 2 youths)
    • Single-day tickets are available from 1 December - 8 March
      • $27.50 Adult (18+yrs old)
      • $12.50 Youth (13-17yrs old)

Please note: You can use cash within the Showgrounds. Cashless is only for ticket purchases. 

Wānaka Showgrounds
15 McDougall St, Wānaka

Driving and Parking 

  • Park and Ride
    Free parking is available opposite the Medical Center on the corner of Stone St & Cardrona Valley Rd and the Mt Iron Carpark on Wānaka-Luggate Highway. Buses are on a 15-minute loop all day to Gate 2 and Gate 4.
  • Accessible Parking 
    For those needing accessible parking, please park in the designated parking on Brownston St. Due to limited space, a valid mobility parking pass MUST be displayed to access the accessible parking spots.

There are spaces available to park and lock your bikes by the Gate 2 & Gate 7 entrances. Make sure to BYO lock to secure your bike. 


Onsite Information 
We have three information centres should you need anything. You will find them at: 

  • Show Office at the end of the Home Industry Pavilion
  • Gate 1
  • Gate 2


Accessible bathroom facilities are available: 

  • beside the Rugby Clubrooms
  • beside Gate 4

First Aid
St John First Aid is available:

  • beside the Rugby Clubrooms
  • beside the Kid's Stage and Shade Tent

Please note: In an emergency, please call 111

Lost Children 
The Lost Children tent is located in the Plunket Tent beside the Farmlands Farmyard. 

Lost Property 
All reports of lost property or theft can be made at the Show Office at the end of the Home Industry Pavilion. 

Parent Information
The Parents' Room is available in the Plunket Tent. 

Drinking water
We're encouraging all our visitors to support us in our mission to get to Zero Waste by providing water refill stations around the park. Please bring an empty refillable bottle and utilise the four stations across the Showgrounds. 

EFTPOS - Cash Out
We do not offer cash-out facilities within the Showgrounds. The closest place to get cash out is on Helwick St in the town centre. And remember, the gate is EFTPOS only.

No Dogs at The Show
For the safety of all animals and people, we only allow personal service dogs or dogs competing in Dogs & Pets or Jack Russell Race. Please note if your dog is competing it needs to be entered online prior to the Show.

Due to the wide variety of exhibits, displays, competitions and events, it is incredibly important that all visitors abide by the safety rules and signage at the Wānaka Showgrounds. As a general rule, please follow the instructions of all Security, Show Officials and Signage. 

The animals on display or in competition are very important, and our team and competitors take their safety very seriously. Please do not enter any animal enclosures, touch or irritate the animals.

The internal roads within the Wānaka Showgrounds are only open for emergency and Show vehicles.

Over 40,000 people are expected over two days, and certain times can get very busy. We recommend writing a phone number on their arm or leaving it with your child in case they get separated from you, and Staff can help notify you.

Please also ensure your children do not enter the livestock pens or enclosures, or get too close to animals, including standing behind horses, cows or bulls, as they may not see them there.