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Event Info

Ticketing: Public

"Enjoy a visit to the Shearing Capital of the World!"

Proudly organised by the Waitomo District Council, the Great NZ Muster is an annual event unique to the King Country. A cross between a country fair and a rural extravaganza, it truly is kiwi heartland at its best.

EVENT and Motorhome/Caravan Parking are both FREE!

Te Kuiti’s main street is transformed with displays and specials to capture your attention. Sheep themed signs decorate shop fronts, sidewalks are lined with fantastic products, food stalls, arts and crafts displays and rural exhibits add to the atmosphere; everywhere you look, there’s something happening.

Add to that back to back entertainment on the main stage with performers showcasing their skills. There are exciting competitions, guest MC’s, performances by talented locals, and sheep mustering skills are put on display.

Located in the heart of the activity are our beautifully restored Railway Station buildings - home to the Sir Colin Meads Statue and the Gallagher Meads Brothers Exhibition. Experience this exhibit of memorabilia from both brothers' rugby careers, and get yourself a limited edition Sir Colin Meads t-shirt.

  • NZMCA members upon presentation of their membership card, receives a discount to visit the Gallagher Trust Meads museum and the Te Kuiti Museum, both are a must see.

Once you’ve checked out Te Kuiti, “Shearing Capital of the World”, adventure into our vibrant and thriving Waitomo District – the caving adventures, glowworms, black water rafting, stunning waterfalls, hunting and fishing, the rugged coastline, walking and hiking tracks, and of course New Zealand's best Timber Trail cycleway in Pureora. Waitomo offers an experience unlike any other!



Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking

Parking for self contained motorhomes and caravans is available at the Te Kuiti Domain for those attending the muster.

  • There is NO COST for parking up, and bookings are NOT required.
  • Please arrive after 10am on Friday the 29th of March and depart by 8am Monday the 1st of April, 2019.
  • Pets are allowed in the parking area, but please make sure they are under control and cleaned up after.
  • Te Kuiti Primary School has organised a BBQ at 2pm on the day of the event. Your luncheon voucher (which you get in your welcome pack) is your invitation to attend and will be limited to the first 100 members. Lunch will be a delicious spread of sausages, burgers and more. There will also be a welcome from Waitomo District Mayor Brian Hanna and the Shearing Committee.
  • Each attendee we be given a welcome package, this will contain several items including the full weekend program, a luncheon voucher, a competition with a town walkabout theme.



From the North:
Entrance to the Te Kuiti Domain from the North cross the rail line into Rora Street drive past the warehouse turn left into Alexander then turn left again into Taupiri Street proceed to the end and follow the parking marshals instructions.

From the South:
Drive down Rora Street past the New World Supermarket turn right into Alexander street, then left into Taupiri Street the proceed as above, parking will be available from 11am please come early.