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General Q'S

Rhythm & Alps tickets on a tiered system that rewards those who buy their tickets early with discounts. Each tier has a set allocation of tickets, and once that allocation is exhausted, it moves to the next tier. The earlier you buy your ticket, the cheaper it is.

Yes! Single day passes are available for purchase.

  • R&A 2Day GA + Camping
  • R&A 3Day GA + Camping
  • R&A 31st GA + Camping
  • R&A 2Day GA
  • R&A Single Day (30th or 31st)
  • Campervan Upgrades
  • VIP Upgrades
  • Premium Camping Packages (Glamping & Teepees)

Yes, you can purchase up to 10 tickets per account.

Yes, you will be able to purchase tickets at the box office onsite, provided the event is not sold out, which it has for the last several years.









  • MUST bring valid Photo ID - By law the only forms of ID that we can and will accept are valid & current, NZ Photo Drivers Licenses, HANZ 18+ Cards, Kiwi Access cards and overseas and NZ passports.
  • Have your ticket on you, either a printed copy or on your phone.
  • Cash or Eftpos to top up your RFID wristband
  • An empty plastic water bottle to reuse and top up at our free water refill stations
  • Warm clothes for when the sun goes down
  • If you're a camper, be sure to bring all your necessary camping supplies, a sturdy tent you can reuse and will stand up to the Cardrona elements, sleeping bags, the works

  • Rhythm & Alps is strictly NO BYO, any alcohol brought in will be confiscated.
  • Weapons of any sort
  • Drugs or any drug paraphernalia
  • Gas cookers, bbqs (any form of cooking facilities)
  • Fireworks
  • Gang insignia
  • Glass (including non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Tent mallets & hammers (BRING RUBBER MALLETS INSTEAD)
  • Drones
  • Laser lights
  • Bad vibes

How to topup:

  • Head to the R&A page, click on “TOPUP”
  • Sign In/Sign Up to Howler
  • Enter your ticket's BARCODE NUMBER to link your ticket to your Howler account
  • Select the amount you'd like to topup and complete your payment

*Ensure you enter the correct barcode number. Once you have topped up a barcode, this will reflect on the wristband linked to that barcode.
*Select autocashouts and enter your banking details for any leftover funds on your wristband to be automatically transferred back to your account when cashouts open after the event.

Note: A one off transaction fee of $3.50 will be deducted from your FIRST topup.

You’ll be able to cashout your remaining balance from 6th January until 31st January 2023.

Need help? Contact at any time, with any query, and one of their fantastic support agents will resolve your issue in no time.

Camping Q'S

Our beautiful onsite campsite is an experience like no other, and is conveniently located right on the doorstep of the festival itself in the heart of the Cardrona Valley, Wanaka, NZ

In addition to being able to pitch your tent and stay onsite, you will have access to all festiival acts (GA), the camp bar, onsite toilets and shower blocks and full use of facilities located across the site including; an awesome range food vendors, the swimming hole, shaded seating/ chillax areas, camp store. You'll also be only a short walk from all the stages.

It is a short 2-3 minute walk from the car park to the beginning of the campsite.

You sure can. This is part of the attraction of the onsite camping experience. If you need a break or a quick lie down because you have been raving too hard- you’re only minutes away from your tent.

Your camping ticket gives you access to the entire campsite for the duration of the festival (30th December - 1st January, so you'll be able to visit any mates who are also camping.

If you don't have a camping pass you won't have access to the camping area.

Access to the campgrounds will be restricted to campers only. You must have an R&A Onsite Camping Wristband on to gain access to this area.

Yes! Simply purchase your Campervan upgrade (1 per Campervan). All guests must have a camping ticket in order to use this upgrade.

We allow 10 meters square (10m2) per tent. Campsite is on a 'first-in-first-serve' basis, so if you arrive early enough we should be able to accommodate your needs.

You can bring a reasonable quantity of snacks / food that doesn’t require cooking and unopened sealed non-alcoholic drinks.

Age & ID

R&A is strictly R18. Anyone under this age will be denied entry.

By LAW, the ONLY forms of ID we CAN/WILL be accepting at R&A are:

  • A valid and current NZ Photo Drivers’ License
  • A valid and current HANZ 18+ Card
  • A valid and current NZ or Overseas Passport.

Expired IDs and ID such as student ID's, credit cards, birth certificates, library cards, gun licenses will NOT be accepted. If you do not have one of the accepted forms of ID you will be refused entry. Please note: The liquor license holder reserves the right to deny entry to any person who they suspect does not have a valid/legal form of ID or who they suspect are not of the age of 18+.

Drugs & Alcohol

While we advise that not taking drugs is the only way to guarantee absolute safety, we’ve compiled a list of drug harm reduction tips to help you be safer at Rhythm & Alps. Be absolutely sure you know what you’re taking before you take it: Check the KnowYourStuffNZ latest news page and HighAlert site for dangerous drug alerts. Avoid mixing your substances: Party with people you trust, plan a safe drive home and have a sober person on hand: If you are feeling unwell come and see us At the medic tent straight away. And or locate any festival staff, bar staff, police and / or security. Things to watch out for are:

  • Confusion
  • Agitation or restlessness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Headache
  • Changes in blood pressure and/or temperature
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Tremors
  • Loss of muscle control or twitching muscles
  • Shivering and goosebumps
  • Heavy sweating

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable festival. Please look after one another. FURTHER RESOURCES:

If you’re drinking, don’t drive. Have a plan to get back from Rhythm and Alps safely have a sober mate drive, camp, or book your transport with Yello.

You risk causing death and serious injury to yourself and other people if you drive under the influence of alcohol.

Once absorbed into your bloodstream, alcohol enters your vital organs, including your brain. The result is slowed reactions along with dulled judgement and vision, all of which impair your ability to drive. Alcohol can also increase the risk of fatigue.

Two hundred and fifty micrograms per litre of breath or 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood is the current legal limit for drivers 20 years or older. At this limit, you're still twice as likely to have a crash as a driver that has a zero-blood alcohol level.

If you’re under 20, you should also keep in mind that you have a zero alcohol limit. That means if you drive after consuming even one drink you can be charged with drink driving.

Learn more about the legal alcohol limits on the Waka Kotahi website

When you’re heading home from the festival, make sure you’re good to drive. You may not realise you’re still impaired from the night before. If you have any doubt over whether you’re safe to drive—don’t.

Bus & Transport

Yello! is our main transport provider so check them out for bus info.

We also recommend getting in touch with some of the local bus and taxi companies as a lot of them are organising private transport to and from the event!

There is car parking on site.