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What do I wear?

Please wear covered shoes that you will feel comfortable walking over mixed terrain in e.g. Grass, Gravel, Leaves, Mud. There are uphill slopes, potentially slippery grass on hidden paths and limestone that could be wet. As this is an outdoor experience in the winter, so as the old Scandinavian saying goes “there is no such thing as bad weather, just a bad choice of clothes”. We advise to keep an eye on the conditions via the met service website, as the event will happen rain, hail or shine. We advise you to bring a warm jacket regardless, keep wet weather gear at the ready and an umbrella just in case.

We will not be operating a coat check so please bring bags if you expect you might need to carry extra clothing with you.

Is the event suitable for my children and elderly family members?

The trail is mainly flat with limestone paths or the main vein up Black Barn road. There are a few uphills and a “short cut” grass path to Rush Cottage.

These paths are not intended for people with reduced mobility. Please contact event organisers in advance if there are questions around full site access for persons with mobility access requirements. We intend to have an all inclusive event, so we have done our best to make sure your loved ones are able to get around the site in a safe manner. This will, however, be your responsibility on the night.'

Do I need to pay for my baby?

No, children under 2 are free. There is no ticket or booking required for them.

Can I bring my own food and drink to Walk of Wonders?

No, as we have food and beverage for purchase, this is not a BYO event. Personal water bottles are permitted, and our security team will ensure that no alcohol is bought in. People found with their own food and beverage will be kindly asked to leave and escorted to the gate.

Does Walk of Wonders offer pass-outs?

No

What happens in case of bad weather?

Walk of Wonders will happen rain hail or shine, unless there is a severe health and safety risk to our attendees. Tickets will only be refundable if the session you have booked is cancelled by event organisers.

What are the operating hours?

Event operating hours are from 5.00pm - 9.00pm on Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sun. Fri and Sat night hours will be from 5.00pm - 10.00pm. LIVE Night (Sat the 14th) will be from 6.00pm-10.00pm. Gates will be open until 30 minutes from closing time.

How much walking is involved?

The full Walk of Wonders loop will be 1.5 - 2km. You can go around as many times as you like and spend as much time as you like exploring the Walk of Wonders up until closing time.

What is LIVE Night?

Walk of Wonders LIVE will be the most magical night where the musical score will come to life with live, pop-up musical performances by local musicians and the composer himself, plus extra roaming performers and a DJ set in 'A Baptism of Pink' underground contemporary gallery.

Parking

Parking will be located on the bottom of the site and on Te Mata road. Please follow event warden instructions on arrival.

How do I get home if I have been drinking?

Pre arrange your sober driver or book a taxi through Hastings Taxi.

What kind of recording devices am I allowed to bring with you?

No professional cameras e.g. cameras with detachable lenses, are permitted without formal media accreditation. Likewise no professional audio or film recording equipment can be brought in. Personal recording devices are fine. No drones or aerial devices allowed.

Are Media Passes available?

We have media passes available, please get in touch with henry@vesica.co.nz for more information.

Can I apply to be a vendor at Walk of Wonders?

Yes, we welcome applications to be a vendor, please get in touch with henry@vesica.co.nz

I’m a local resident with a query, who should I ask?

For any local resident queries, please get in touch with henry@vesica.co.nz

Will there be a Walk of Wonders Map?

Yes, we will be releasing the map and list of installations soon. Please check back closer to the event.

Can I submit my band/artist at Walk of Wonders?

Please send submissions to ant@vesica.co.nz

For general inquiries please contact sarah@vesica.co.nz