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BUS TRANSPORT to Cider Festival

Thanks to the team at Go Bus Transport you can now grab a bus ticket to the festival and back safely.

BUS TICKETS SOLD OUT! There will be no on-the-day sales. Bus Ticket sales close on Wed 1st Nov, 5pm 



All Buses depart at 12.30pm

Please be on time, buses will not wait!


Return bus leaves Cider Festival at 7:15pm

Please ensure you have your bus ticket (either printed or on your phone) PLUS your Cider Festival entry ticket. 

Bus tickets MUST be pre-purchased, there are no on-the-day sales. 


  • Napier – buses depart from The National Aquarium, Napier.

  • Taradale – bus will depart from the Lee Road Bus stop opposite Macdonald’s car park.

  • Hastings – buses will depart from the Cenotaph, Russel St South.

  • Havelock North – buses depart from the Havelock North i-Site, Te Aute Road.



Overnight parking is available onsite at the Cider Festival for Certified Self-contained (CSC) vehicles only

VENUE:  Tomoana Showgrounds, Kenilworth Road, Hastings

COST: $25 per vehicle – parking tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no on-the-day sales. Limited parking capacity.

Overnight parking is only available on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th November.

Purchase your overnight parking ticket HERE along with your festival ticket or if you already have a Cider Festival Ticket, log into your Ticket Fairy account and ‘add-on’ a ticket

IMPORTANT – please ensure you read and understand the below terms & conditions about parking a CSC vehicle at NZ Cider Festival 2023

  • Only Certified Self-contained Vehicles (CSC) will be allowed to park overnight.

  • You will need to produce a valid self-contained certificate on request.

  • Bookings are limited and must be pre-booked. No on-the-day gate sales.

  • Overnight parking is only available on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th November.

  • Details about specific parking location within the Tomoana Showgrounds, gate entry etc. will be emailed closer to the event.

  • Details about specific arrival/check-in times will be emailed closer to the event.

  • On arrival, event organizers will check-in each vehicle and record vehicle registration and camper contact information.

  • All CSC vehicles parking overnight at the NZ Cider Festival must comply with all Cider Festival crew instructions.

  • NZ Cider Festival reserves the right to restrict entry to anyone that does not comply with crew instructions.

  • No lighting is provided, all vehicles/attendees must provide own lighting

  • Campers much pack in/pack out own rubbish, there will be no waste bins provided onsite

  • Campers are responsible for ensuring there is no damage to showground property and grass/camping areas

  • CSC Vehicles must be parked 3m apart and can only park within the designated are of the showgrounds

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