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"Enjoy great sport, great mates and make great memories!"

Enjoy great sport, great mates and make great memories at the 30th Anniversary New Zealand Masters Games to be held 1 – 10 February 2019 in the stunning West Coast River City of Whanganui.


Since its inception in 1989, the New Zealand Masters Games has grown from humble beginnings of 1500 entrants competing across 29 sports to the heady heights of over 8,000 entrants and 67 sports, making it the biggest Masters Games event in New Zealand by far. This year, we anticipate more than 5,000 athletes from over 20 countries will converge on New Zealand’s most successful Olympic town to participate in the country’s largest and longest running multi-sport event.

New Zealand’s famous celebration of masters sport will showcase participation in more than 50 sports at 38 of the top sporting facilities in Whanganui and feature a jam-packed nightly entertainment programme at the Games Village.

The Downer New Zealand Masters Games are open to anyone as long as you meet the minimum age for your chosen sport (usually around 30 years of age!). There are no qualifying standards to participate, just a healthy appetite for fun, trying new sports and enjoying the social element Masters Games are renowned for.

Find out more on the NZ Masters Games Website



Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking

Parking is available for the duration of the games at the local Racecourse, (via very end) Ingestre Street, Whanganui - Wanganui Jockey Club ( -39.93590, 175.04204 ).

The parking area will be monitored by a local NZMCA Whanganui area marshals including David H, for the extent of the games. Space is available from Thursday the 31st of January to Monday the 11th of February 2019 - no bookings required. You don't need to be a participant of the games to utilise the space.

Donation for parking is a gold coin per person per night. Pay for parking on arrival at the iron maiden, no bookings necessary.

Please follow any Health and Safety advice given while on Jockey Club grounds.

  • Certified Self Contained Vehicles only.
  • Note: Pets okay, strictly to be kept on a lead at all times.