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"Traditional Scottish Highland Games with a Kiwi twist."

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This unique event is best described as a traditional Scottish Highland Games with a Kiwi twist. The competitions are at the heart of the event and the Games are the only event in the South Island that offers all the traditional Scottish competitions.

The Hororata Highland Games were established as the main fundraising focus for the Hororata Community Trust, established to help rebuild and promote the community after the September 2010 earthquake. Find out more about the background of the event.

Watch - Enjoy the Spectacle

Have a Go - Join in the fun

Discover - So much more

Compete - Competition events

Testimonial: “I was impressed with how well organised the event was and by the number of people who attended which was considerably more than most Highland Games in Scotland. The Hororata Highland Games is most definitely authentic, paying tribute to many Scottish traditions, but I really enjoyed the new elements that have been introduced and the ‘Kiwi twist’ was very special,” 2015 Chieftain, Alex Bruce, Director of Adelphi Distillery, Scotland.



Certified Self-Contained Motorhome and Caravan Parking

Please arrive from 10am Friday 9th of November and depart by 5pm Monday 12th of November - ​​​​​​​56 Hororata Road, Hororata (Google Coordinates -43.535775, 171.952451)

  • Enter through GATE C and park as directed (this is inside the Hororata Domain as in past years)
  • Entry to the event will be by ticket and everyone must enter/exit through main ticketing gate 
  • Donation appreciated for overnight parking
  • No bookings required, plenty of space available
  • No pets