Hororata Highland Games


Sat 11th Nov 2023

Hororata Domain
56 Hororata Road

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Ticketing: Public

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56 Hororata Road
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11th November 2023!

A Scottish Festival with a Kiwi Twist!

Held annually on the Saturday before Canterbury Anniversary Day at the Hororātā Domain in the heart of the Selwyn District. 45 minutes inland of Christchurch.

Hororata hosts New Zealand’s biggest one day highland dancing competition with near 100 dancers taking part. Pipe Bands will travel from all over the South Island to compete in the first competition to be held in 18 months.

The Hororata Highland Games is a community-run festival with a focus on getting people off the sidelines and involved in the action. People of all ages can have a go at tossing a caber, Tug O’ War, barrel rolling, or for the more fleet footed the Kilted Mile and the musically minded try a tune on the bagpipes.

Over 20 Scottish Clans gather in ‘St Andrews Square’ where people can connect with their Scottish roots, play traditional games and enjoy music. Don’t miss the Haggis burgers and of course, get your Hororata Whisky specially bottled for the day.

With over 100 stalls, 500 competitors, 230 volunteers and 10,000 visitors the Hororata Highland Games is a vibrant cultural festival with all the attractions and activities would expect as well as some unexpected!


  • Tickets to the 12th Hororata Highland Games 11th November 2023 will go onsale in August 2023.
  • Children under 16 years are FREE!
  • Please note no gates sales at this event.
  • General Admission tickets will be available online on the day, if not sold out prior.
  • No dogs, no BYO alcohol.

Early Bird tickets are available until sold out! Second Release coming soon! CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS!

Certified Self Contained Motorcaravan Parking

Certified Self-Contained Motorcaravan Parking for NZMCA members will be available. Parking will be run by NZMCA Volunteers and Trust.

Where: Please enter through Gate C at the venue
Arrive From: 12pm Friday 10th November (Gates will close at 8pm)
Depart By: 5pm Monday 14th November
Cost: $10 per van per night

Dogs are allowed in CSC Vehicle parking area but not in the event venue.

Please Note: There will be no access to event toilets until 9am Saturday and they will be closed 5pm Saturday night. Please note we have written permission from the Selwyn District Council to allow this and they have stipulated vehicles must be certified self-contained. Camping in tents is not permitted. To access the event, you must enter through the ticketing gates.

For enquiries on parking, please contact Henny Koudys on 021 355 519