Admission Information

Paying at the Gate:

We are happy that you want to be part of Lunasa 2024.

The online portal for admission passes closes at 8pm on Monday 29th January.

Yet you can still join us by paying for your membership & admission pass at the gate, in cash. 

Eftpos/electronic payments are not possible.

Bring a verifiable proof of name/ID

The gate opens from Thursday 1st February, 9am


Choose from these options at the gate: 

  • Full festival admission pass (arrival Thursday or Friday)  
  • Long weekend festival admission pass (arrival Saturday)
  • One day (24 hr) pass (any day)
  • Two day (48 hr) pass  (any 2 consecutive days)

A day pass is valid from 8am for 24 hours until 8am the next day. 

Workshops begins at 8am, and music at 10am; a valid pass is required for admission to these spaces and to the event site at all times.


 Arrival Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd February 

Adult $385

[ full festival admission pass & 1 yr membership  ]

Youth (14-18 yr) $185

[ full festival admission pass & 1 yr membership ]

Arrival Saturday 3rd February 

Adult $285

[ long weekend festival admission pass & 1 yr membership ]

 Youth (14-18 yr) $135

[ long weekend festival admission pass & 1 yr membership ]

  One Day Pass (24 hrs) – arrive any day, Friday to Monday

Adult $95

[Admission valid for 24 hours from 8am until 8am the next day only. ]

Youth (14-18 yr) $45

[Admission valid for 24 hours from 8am until 8am the next day only. ]

  Two Day Pass (48 hrs) – arrive any day, Friday to Sunday

Adult $190

[Each day pass is valid for 24 hours from 8am. Go to the gate to renew pass for 2nd day. ]

Youth (14-18 yr) $90

[Each day pass is valid for 24 hours from 8am. Go to the gate to renew pass for 2nd day. ]


  • The contribution for a full festival pass includes 1 year membership.
  • The day passes include a temporary membership for the period of Lunasa.
  • Lunasa is similar to a members club, that is open to all people willing to join in their private capacity. The members agreement is an expression of our principles that have a foundation in respect, integrity, self-responsibility, voluntary interactions and compassion.
  • Lunasa takes place on private land and is not open to the public.
  • Read the membership & admission to Lunasa agreement here:

Gate Opening Hours

Thursday 9am – 9pm

Friday 8am – 10pm

Saturday 8am – 8pm

Sunday 8am – 8pm

Monday 8am – 12pm

Please plan your travel to arrive during these times.

There is no admission possible after midday on Monday 5th Feb.


With a full festival pass, weekend pass, 2 day pass, or day pass, you can camp overnight.

Otherwise there is a space for day parking close to the admission gate.

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 an holistic session in the Hauora space.

There are no eftpos facilities available this year.


The gate opens on Thursday 1 February from 9am

(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.
  • Workshops begin at midday on Thursday.
  • There is a welcome to the land and to Lunasa from 7pm Thursday evening, with music beginning and running until late.
  • The cafes, market/agora with food & refreshments, arts & crafts,  and Hauora (holistic facilitators) are open on Thursday and each day until sunset Monday 5th February. Please bring sufficient cash to meet your needs.
  • The schedule of music and workshops from Thursday to Monday can be viewed here.

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. You enter onto this land at your own risk, and agree to take responsibility for your own safety and belongings.
  • 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 and are required to be on a lead at all times. 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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