Downer New Zealand Masters Games


Fri 5th - Sun 14 Feb 2021

Throughout sports venues in Whanganui | Event HUB: Whanganui War Memorial Centre
Watt Street

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Ticketing: Public

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Wanganui Jockey Club Inc
New Zealand

Park up and compete!

Summer would not be the same without iconic sporting events, and the Downer New Zealand Masters Games, the largest annual multi-sport event in New Zealand, is no exception.

Equally, summer would not be summer without a chance to a gather with mates to relax, and create memories, and the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association, provides just that opportunity. Combine the Games and NZMCA and it’s a recipe for great times. The 2021 Downer New Zealand Masters Games will be held in Whanganui from the 5th to the 14th of February, and Whanganui can’t wait to welcome you. For the duration of the Games, Whanganui will have certified, and monitored, self-contained motorhome and caravan parking ready and waiting.   

Rachel O’Connor, Games Manager for the Downer New Zealand Masters Games, says:

“What makes the Downer New Zealand Masters Games so unique is the participants. Those taking part cover a wide age range and have a variety of goals. Winning gold is, of course, an outstanding achievement, but equally, people come back again and again to reach new personal goals, to soak up the fun environment and make new mates along the way. The Games is more than the sport, when the sun goes down each day, competitors and friends meet at the Games Hub, set in the heart of the city, to celebrate with a different band every night and share the day’s stand-out moments. Looking at the Games from a broad perspective – it’s all gold.”

With 56 sports to choose from, there is something for everyone. See you there!


Thinking of competing?

Register for your chosen sport by clicking here


The Sports Schedule is set! The Downer New Zealand Masters Games team and our wonderful Sports Partners are proud to bring you 56 sports for the 2021 event! It will be an action packed nine days of sporting entertainment here in Whanganui. If you have any sports related enquiries please don’t hesitate to touch base with Nicky, our Sports Partner Liaison, at [email protected] or phone 06 349 2886

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Conveniently nestled in the heart of the CBD in Whanganui, the Downer New Zealand Masters Games Hub is located at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre on Queen’s Park. An unforgettable focal point, the Hub is the perfect place to celebrate achievements, socialise with teammates, friends and family and enjoy the camaraderie for which the event is renowned

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Certified Self Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking

Stay on-site over the course of the games!

Parking is available for the duration of the games at the local Racecourse, (via very end) Ingestre Street, Whanganui - Wanganui Jockey Club ( -39.93590, 175.04204 )

The parking area will be monitored by a local NZMCA Wanganui area marshals including David H Hawkins, for the extent of the games. Space is available from Thursday the 4th of February to Monday the 15th of February 2021 - no bookings required. You don't need to be a participant of the games to utilise the space.

Donation for parking is a gold coin per person per night. Pay for parking on arrival at the iron maiden, no bookings necessary.

Please follow any Health and Safety advice given while on Jockey Club grounds. Certified Self Contained Vehicles only. Note: Pets okay, strictly to be kept on a lead at all times.