People who want to pay at the Gate:

The gate price is for membership plus a contribution for admission to Lunasa 2024.


We want to share that it is always more economical to have paid in advance for membership and admission than to leave it to the last minute. 

Gate sales will only be available if numbers allow. 

Friend of Luminate Membership runs until 23rd November 2024.

Lunasa is a private event for members only.

Bring a verifiable proof of ID

Please read the members agreement here:


Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd February

Adult $350

[ $110 membership + $240 admission to festival ]

Youth (14-18 yr) $175

[ $55 membership + $120 admission to festival ]

Saturday 3rd February 

Adult $285

[ $110 membership + $175 admission to festival ]

 Youth (14-18 yr) $135

[ $55 membership + $80 admission to festival ]

Sunday 4th February

Adult $255

[ $110 membership + $145 admission to festival ]

Youth (14-18 yr) $115

[ $55 membership + $60 admission to festival ]

Gate Opening Hours

Thursday 8am – 10pm
Friday 8am – 10pm
Saturday 8am – 8pm
Sunday 8am – 12pm

Please note that the gate will close at night this year. 
And that there is no admission possible after lunchtime on Sunday 4th Feb.

The last day of camping is Monday 5 February, 5pm.


Cash Only

Make sure you bring plenty of cash that can be used to meet your needs, eg at the Agora/Village Market, where there will be a range of foods and drinks available, arts, crafts & other useful things. And you may want to treat yourself to a healing session in the Hauora space.

There are no eftpos facilities available this year.


The gate will open on Thursday 1 February from 8am

(See above for full list of gate opening hours)

Bring your admission pass and a verifiable proof of name/ID.

As there is no internet or mobile reception at the gate, either print your admission pass or bring it already downloaded to your device.
If you have paid in advance and haven’t received the email with the admission pass, and have checked your junk folder, be assured that your name will still be at the gate.

Thursday is a day for setting up camp. We invite you to tune into the land, (re-)connect with other people, and enjoy the peacefulness of Pikikirunga. The Agora with food & refreshments) and Hauora (healing facilitators) will be opening on this day as well. 

All weather event

We want to let you know that we have a large spacious marquee for workshops (Te Ra), a large Lunasa cafe marquee, and other spaces to be warm, dry, and find shade from the sun. We can adapt our plans to take account of the weather, yet whatever the weather we will be there during the time of Lughnasadgh (Lunasa) to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, inspiration, music, creativity, connection and aroha.

Practical reminders

Please note:

  • It can be scorching hot & dry, wet, rainy and frosty and we would like you to be prepared for four seasons in one day. Bring plenty of warm clothes, changes of clothes, wet weather gear, gumboots, sun protection, and lots of warm bedding and blankets for being out at night. Even on a hot day the temperature can drop a lot at night.
  • Earplugs – meet your need for a good night’s sleep and bring some.
  • A torch (with spare batteries) is essential. 
  • If you bring one, make sure to turn your cell phone to airplane mode as there is little to no reception on site, otherwise very soon your cellphone will run out of battery.
  • There are no rubbish or recycling bins on site. Everyone needs to be prepared to pack out all that they bring. Washed recycling and rubbish can be taken to the local refuse stations in either Takaka, Motueka or Nelson. There are areas for composting food scraps on site. There is plenty of food available in the market to assist with being on the mountain for the week.
  • And will you remember to bring your own plate, cup and cutlery for the market? There are no single use items or disposable plates etc used for food & refreshments in the cafes.
  • There will be a dishwash station in the Agora for people to use.
  • Bring only earth-friendly products for dishwashing, shower etc. No chemicals.If you go for a dip in the stream do not use any wash products in it.
  • Look after the living water and conserve it all times.
  • Bring everything you need for the duration of your stay on the mountain.
  • Once you have set up camp your vehicle needs to remain parked for safety reasons.
  • Please do not camp or park under trees as healthy looking beech trees can easily drop large branches. 
  • Leave the forest undisturbed as it is home to many species that need the ground cover. 
  • No fires, no fireworks, no candles, and take great care if you are cooking, bring a fire blanket and/or extinguisher. 
  • The land has a wide range of natural hazards, such as sink holes, hidden holes and crevasses, uneven ground, cliffs, running water, and many other natural features. 
  • Don’t bring dogs. We can’t have heaps of dogs around for a variety of reasons. Only animals that have had a prior approval in writing for a particular reason will be allowed on site. Make sure to make arrangements for your pets to be looked after at home or elsewhere, thankyou.
  • Composting toilets are for biodegradable items only. Bring a bag and be prepared to take away any items that contain plastic and dispose of such items properly when you go home.
  • Will you uphold our request that all spaces where people gather, eg marquees, dancefloor, cafes are free of smoking and vaping? We would love it if you would support us on this.
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