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