Wairarapa Balloon Festival - Easter 2023


Thu 6th - Mon 10 Apr 2023

Wairarapa A&P Showgrounds

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Wairarapa A & P Showgrounds
New Zealand

Balloons will once again grace the skies of Wairarapa next Easter.

The Wairarapa Balloon Festival is a magical five-days of fun for the whole family. Each morning from Thursday 6th to Monday 10th April, balloons will take off from a different local town. The ascensions will be over Masterton, Carterton, Greytown and Martinborough wrapping up with a mystery location on Monday.

The premier spectacle will occur on Saturday afternoon and evening 8th April. A ticketed "Night Glow" will thrill and delight all with engaging and spectacular displays. Commencing at 3pm, with continuous activity until 8:30pm, the over five hours of entertainment will have something for everyone from skydiving to drone racing both day and night to Tiger Moth aerobatics and of course after dusk up to 20 balloons in a choreographed light display to dazzle all.

Tickets available soon - watch this space!

Certified Self Contained Motorcaravan Parking

The Wairarapa Balloon Festival is bound to attract a crowd, so we suggest you make plans early to park your motorhome/caravan and spend Easter 2023 right in the centre of the action. 

  • These sites are available for just $10 per night per vehicle. This is a special price for NZMCA members.
  • This amazing deal is available from Monday, 3rd April through to Monday, 10th April 2023 with the purchase of Night Glow tickets.
  • You are welcome to arrive from 2pm onwards on your chosen arrival day.
  • You must vacate by 10am on your chosen departure date.
  • Pets are welcome in the parking area but must be on a lead at all times and cleaned up after.
  • This parking is separate from the advertised Clareville camping area.
  • Please note you must be certified self-contained to park here as there are no facilities available.
  • For further information please contact [email protected]
Alan Rogers
Alan Rogers