Since 2015, we’ve partnered with Event and Venue Managers, Regional Tourism Organisations, and Council Event teams on events with overnight parking nationwide. Before Covid, we partnered with an average of 98 events every year.
Members enjoy a wide range of events and festivals. We’ve partnered with some for many years like: WOMAD, Beach Hop, Warbirds over Wanaka, Wings Over Wairarapa, Hokitika Wildfood Festival, and the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival. We’re working with the event industry to help grow back the events our members love to go to.
NZMCA members are the most regular domestic tourists in New Zealand. Over 62% travel in their motorhome or caravan over five times a year and 29% travel more than 10 times! They love going to events and sharing the experience with old and new friends.
They really value the convenience of being able to park their self-contained motorhome or caravan overnight at the event venue or within easy walking distance for an affordable price. Providing overnight parking will help you get more people through your event doors and boost your revenue by charging for parking. Or help your local NZMCA Area, if available, or other not-for-profit group, raise funds in return for managing the parking. Members who stay are also likely to support hospitality, retail and tourist attraction businesses boosting the local economy.
Use free advertising to invite over 112k of our members to your event. NZMCA members are nationwide and hard to reach. Partner with us and you’ll be able to reach them with ease through our highly engaged channels. Grow with us – NZMCA has grown 153% over the last 10 years.
Your event will be promoted to our engaged community on our website (home page and event page) and NZMCA app. Selected events will get extra exposure in our member emails, NZMCA Inc Facebook page, and bi-monthly Motor Caravanner magazine. We’ll help you maximise ticket sales by running a social engagement competition with you in return for prize sponsorship e.g. event tickets with parking, NZMCA packages, and/or merchandise.
Provide overnight parking at the event or near the venue
Do you have some flat space at your event, or within 1km, suitable for parking motorhomes and caravans overnight? This will maximise the number of members we can attract to your event.
Are you able to organise and manage the overnight parking? You'll need public liability insurance and people power to set-up and manage the parking including health and safety. Check out this handy events with overnight parking guide created by NZMCA members who run events.
Need someone to manage the parking? Our NZMCA Area volunteers may be able to help as a fundraiser. It will depend on how committed they already are and the size of the event. We'll ask them on your behalf. If they set up and manage the parking, public liability insurance will be covered by us. If they’re unable to do it, you could approach other not-for-profit groups like Lions and Rotary.
Full event marketing package:
Partner with your local CampSaver camp(s) to provide overnight parking
If you don’t have any suitable space at your event venue or within easy walking distance and your event venue is near a NZMCA CampSaver camp, they may be interested in being the official NZMCA member parking for your event. We can check with them for you if this option suits your event best.
Events in Motorhome Friendly Towns with no parking options
If your event is in one of our 58 Motorhome Friendly Towns, and you're unable to provide nearby overnight parking at the event or with a CampSaver camp, we’ll still promote your event on a smaller scale. You’ve already made your town or region easier for our members to visit and we’ll keep helping you attract more members by listing your events on our non-CSC Parking events page. (website and app).
"Our relationship with the NZMCA gelled with similar goals. Our major benefits from the partnership include access to the thousands of NZMCA members to promote our festival. It was about working together to deliver the best event possible which keeps the attendees happy, but also results in a better return for the sponsor and organisers. This was done efficiently and professionally which left us to focus on other important tasks. This is how a partnership should work and we look forward to many more years working together” -Noddy and Andrea Watts (Beach Hop)
"Great South (SouthlandNZ and FiordlandNZ) have appreciated the opportunity to showcase our regional events via the NZMCA event listing site, providing us the opportunity to share our regional motorcaravan friendly events at no charge to members. Since working with NZMCA, our event organisers have appreciated the additional national exposure of their event and see the benefit reaching a new audience. Our Great South events team find the staff at NZMCA great to work with, and have been supportive in our ideas and understand what we are wanting to achieve." - Karen Witham (Great South- Southland Regional Development Agency)
Have the space but don't know how to do overnight parking?
Check out this handy guide designed by our members who run local NZMCA events throughout the country with overnight parking.