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Kiwiburn 2024 Gate Information

Please read on after Gate Hours for more Gate related information.


Wednesday 24 January 

Express Lane: 8am -9am*

General Public: 9am
Close: 10pm

Thursday 25 January Open: 10am
Close: 8pm
Friday 26 January Open: 10am
Close: 8pm
Saturday 27 January Open: 10am
Close: 12pm (midday, final entry)
Sunday 28 January Gate closed, no entry.
Monday 29 January EXODUS:
Participants must leave the site by 1pm

There are no Gate sales

*Please note that Cooks Road will be closed right up to SH54, so please do not arrive prior to 9am unless you have an Express Lane Pass


You need to have your ticket ready for the Gate Crew to process in advance. There will be Gate Crew checking everyone in the vehicle queue has their ticket ready. There is no reception at Gate so if you don’t have your ticket ready, you will be instructed to pull your vehicle out of the queue and turn around to find reception on the main road.

Gate Crew will also be checking that you are prepared for the event with water, food and all the things you need to survive on the paddock with Radical Self-reliance. If you are not prepared, your vehicle will be turned around to stock up on sufficient supplies for the duration of the event.

If you wish to leave during the event you will be required to pay a re-entry fee of $20 per person (these can be purchased from either Gate or Depot), so bring EVERYTHING that you will need. Ice is available to buy during the event from the Depot.

These mandates are intended to:

  • Promote self-reliance
  • Promote community interactions
  • Reduce “spectator” attendance
  • Give the volunteers running Gate and Greeters time to enjoy the event.



There is no admittance outside gate hours. If you arrive outside gate hours, security will direct you to nearby Vinegar Hill campground for the night, and you may return in the morning when Gate reopens.

There is absolutely no entry on Saturday night or Sunday. All participants must arrive before 12pm (midday) on Saturday.

If for some reason you need to arrive and be admitted to the event outside Gate hours, you require pre-approval. Please email before Monday 23 January to explain:

  • The circumstances which make it impossible for you to arrive within Gate Hours or to find alternative accommodation.
  • The contribution that you are making,
  • Why you need admittance outside Gate Hours and are unable to wait until Gate opens the following day.

Remember to bring your ticket!



Ticket holders who DO NOT have pre-approved Early Entry or Express Lane access will not be admitted prior to 9am Wednesday 24 January. If you do not have early entry pre-approval, you will be turned away. Outside of all Gate Hours, security will be stationed on the road entry to the event.

Sunday 21 January  Open: 10am
Close: 8pm
Monday 22 January Open: 10am
Close: 8pm
Tuesday 23 January Open: 10am
Close: 8pm


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