The Great NZ Muster

Saturday April 4th, 10am to 3pm

Proudly organised by the Waitomo District Council, the Great NZ Muster is an annual event unique to the King Country. A cross between a country fair and a rural extravaganza, it truly is kiwi heartland at its best.

Te Kuiti’s main street is transformed with displays and specials to capture your attention. Sheep themed signs decorate shop fronts, sidewalks are lined with fantastic products, food stalls, arts and crafts displays and rural exhibits. Everywhere you look, there’s something happening.

Enjoy the entertainment on the main stage with performers showcasing their skills. There are exciting competitions, talented performers, and sheep mustering skills on display.

Located in the heart of the activity are our beautifully restored Railway Station buildings - home to the Sir Colin Meads Statue and the Gallagher Meads Brothers Exhibition. Experience this exhibit of memorabilia from both brothers' rugby careers, and get yourself a limited edition Sir Colin Meads t-shirt.

Once you’ve checked out Te Kuiti, “Shearing Capital of the World”, adventure into our vibrant and thriving Waitomo District – the caving adventures, glowworms, black water rafting, stunning waterfalls, hunting and fishing, the rugged coastline, walking and hiking tracks, and of course New Zealand's best Timber Trail cycleway in Pureora.

Waitomo offers an experience unlike any other! For more information about what to see, bookings and accommodation, please contact the friendly team at the Te Kuiti Visitor Information Centre i-SITE, or phone (07) 878-8077.

Join us in Te Kuiti 'Shearing Capital of the World', for the iconic Great New Zealand Muster on Saturday, 4 April 2020. To find out more about participating in the Great NZ Muster, contact Clowdy Ngatai - Community Development Coordinator at Waitomo District Council on (07) 878 0800.

Please find the application form for registration, rules and regulations from the links below -