If you have more questions about the Hororata Highland Games, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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No, there will be no gate sales. But if there are still tickets available you will be able to buy tickets online on the day.
We welcome certified self-contained vehicles on site from 12 pm – 8pm Friday (gates will close 8pm) and depart by 5 pm Monday.  Enter through Gate C. A $10 per van per night donation is appreciated. Please note there will be no access to event toilets until 9 am Saturday and they will be closed 5 pm 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.

Dogs are allowed in the motorhome area but not into the event venue.

This motorhome area is run by NZMCA volunteers. Click here for more details.

If you have not received your tickets via email or had trouble downloading please email support@eventfinda.co.nz or Click here.

Yes! Being a true Scottish event it is held wet or fine and there will still be plenty to do and see.

No, this is not a dog-friendly event.

Gates open at 7.30am for competitors and 9am for the general public. There is heaps of action from 9am right up to 4.30pm.

You can get cash out once in the venue at the ATM’s, however, we recommend you bring some cash with you as sometimes the mobile signal is weak and stallholder EFTPOS machines struggle to work. The Bar is cash only.

There are many food options at the Games at affordable prices. Most of the food outlets are run by Community Groups as fundraisers.  The venue has a licensed Bar serving alcoholic beverages, no BYO alcohol please.

Yes we have an area where parents can feed and change their babies.

The Hororātā Community Trust organises the event. All profits benefit our community. 

There are lots of accommodation options surrounding the Hororata District.  To view accommodation options visit the Hororata Community Trust website.

The Games are held at the Hororata Domain. Hororata is centrally located in the Malvern District, just 15 minutes from Darfield and under an hour’s drive from main centres such as Christchurch, Rangiora, Rolleston, Ashburton, Methven, Oxford, Lincoln and Rakaia.
Click here to view a site map which shows entrances and exits.

Our region boasts beauty and activities to enjoy year round. Find out more about how to make the most of your visit to us.

  • Walking
  • Families
  • Golf
  • Jet boating
  • Skiing
  • Horse trekking
  • Food
  • Arts and crafts

Our Hororata Community Trust website provides information on things to do in the area. Click here to browse activities.