The Need to Know


Summerlands, a one day utopia of music, motion and celebration situated on the edge of stunning Lake Hawea. A place where we escape the world as we know it and come together in a place called Summerlands.

Buy Tickets



Buying tickets is really easy!  Earlybird tickets start at just $65 from either the Dash website or our Facebook page.  We highly recommend getting your Summerlands tickets early to avoid missing out as we completely sold out last year and the capacity for Summerlands is limited to only 1200 tickets.


Where to stay



There is an array of accommodation options to suit all you Summerlanders, making your festival experience comfortable and stress free.  To get your preferred option make sure you book early!


Onsite camping:  Summerlands has a limited 200 camping spots available so you are located right on site!


VIP Camping: Going VIP to Summerlands? VIP camping includes; Prime camping location, hot showers, flush toilets and a complementary welcome drink. There are 25 VIP onsite Camping passes. These are limited so be quick.


Lake Hawea Holiday Park:  Located an easy 10 minute walk from Summerlands, The holiday Park is offering a special deal of 2 nights camping (1st & 2nd of January for just $60 or $40 for 1 night to all Summerlands ticket holders.


Holiday houses are often available to rent around the festival area. There is a plethora of accommodation options available in Wanaka. We recommend Base Backpackers but there are plenty more options as well!



VIP Treatment



So you fancy yourself as a high roller? Then the Summerlands VIP pass is for you! Strictly limited, this pass gives you access to an array of exclusive benefits that include your own VIP area, premium stage views and exclusive bar complete with NZ’s number one mixologist Jason Clark shaking epic cocktails. We will even keep you nourished with delicious complimentary nibbles. And did we mention luxury bathrooms? Cause those are included too. Prepare to be star-struck as there will be plenty of chances to mingle with the artists and bust some high-fives. VIP treatment starts from just $99, but be quick because there are only 150 VIP’s available.



Getting to Summerlands



Summerlands is easily found, situated at the iconic Lake Hawea Hotel on Capell Avenue in Hawea, just off SH6.  A scenic one hour drive from Queenstown Airport and a quick 15 minutes from Wanaka township by car.  For those not camping at Summerlands, we highly recommend that you leave the car behind and plan your transport in advance. We suggest utilising the special bus service that will be running between Summerlands and Wanaka. Information and tickets for this service will be released soon.


Summerlands is about having a great time together in a beautiful place. So look after yourselves and one another. Artists, crew and attendees are all important parts of making up an awesome vibe and atmosphere we can all enjoy!







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