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Visit the Shearing Capital of the World!

In the best Kiwi tradition, each year Te Kuiti puts on a show with the Great New Zealand Muster - This Event and the Motorhome/Caravan Parking are both FREE!

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. Everywhere you look, there’s something happening.

Enjoy the entertainment on the main stage with performers showcasing their skills. There are exciting competitions, talented performers, and sheep mustering skills on display.

  •  Free children's attractions
  •  Teen activities
  •  Food, arts and crafts stalls
  •  Running of the sheep at 2pm
  •  Live music and entertainment on stage
  •  Wearable Arts Competition

The New Zealand Shearing Championships 2020 will be held from the 2nd to the 4th April 2020, at the Les Munro Centre King Street East Te Kuiti.

To find out more about participating in the Great NZ Muster please contact Waitomo District Council on (07) 878 0800 or email info@waitomo.govt.nz.



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 12pm on Friday the 3rd of April and depart by 8am Monday the 6th of April, 2020
  • Pets are allowed in the parking area. All pets must be on a lead at all times and you must pick up after them.
  • Each attendee we be given a welcome package, this will contain several items including the full weekend program and a luncheon voucher

Kapa Haka performance & lunch

On the day of the event Te Kuiti Primary School has organised a small performance from their Kapa Haka group at 12.30pm followed by a BBQ lunch at 1pm - 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 consist of sausages, onions, bread, cakes/muffins/slices as well as tea & coffee. There will also be a welcome from members of the shearing committee, the i-SITE, the Meads museum and the Te Kuiti Museum who will advise everyone what is happening over the weekend.


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 12pm please come early.