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Event Info

Ticketing: Public

This year is the 29th Anniversary of the National Woodskills Competition, New Zealand's Premier festival celebrating all things wood, and the weekend will be jam-packed with activities.

Kawerau WoodFest complements the competition and attracts about 12,000 people. In 2018 the visiting public can expect more wood-themed fun and activities

During the weekend the outdoor activities are always present and offer the strolling public a full day of attractions with no shortage of entertainment. Stock favourites the Ash & Oak' Pro Logger Chainsaw Races and the Pacific Toyota Big Dig & Diddy Dig  return, while the Dig Zone is the only place in New Zealand you’ll see children and adults shovelling woodchip at speed in a race format.

For further information visit: www.kaweraunz.com/events/major-events/woodfest



Certified Self-Contained Motorhome / Caravan Parking;

  • Parking available at 117 Onslow Street, Kawerau.
  • Arrival times from 2pm on Thursday 27th September and depart on Sunday afternoon.  
  • Cost  $5 Per Van/Per Night.
  • Note: Dogs okay on leads.  
  • Contact Dave Rosser, phone 027 442 5357