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Mudfest Final Poster

Sunday 28th May 2017
Meremere Mud Park, Drag Lane
9am - 5pm
Tickets at Gate $15 (no pass outs)
Kids 10 and under free

There will be a very limited amount of entries available on the day. These will be at the gate from 8-9am and cost $180.

Online passenger indemnity has now closed. These can be done on the day!


Mudfest Timetable 2017


Mud Drags

Mud Drifting


Cruise in the Mud


4x4 Course

Trade Site

Family Entertainment

Entries open for any sort of vehicle/buggy/truck etc who isn't afraid of a bit of mud or lose of traction, however we'd recommend 4x4 vehicles for the Course and Obstacles. Mudfest is based on the same format that's been used in the States for many years and continues to draw large numbers of spectators and entrants to each event with many vehicle owners modifying their vehicles just for this type of offroad meeting. It is suitable for any 4WD vehicle from serious off roaders to the family SUV.

Vehicles will be let loose in our 6 acre paddock so line up and let the fun begin! It is not a competition, it is a fun, relaxed day out. Entrants can pick and choose which activities they want to participate in on the day. Have lunch when you want and go and have a play when you’re ready.

The idea is not to get stuck but there is a very fine line and everyone is going to cross it no matter what their horsepower is and this is where the challenge is.

Mudfest Layout

Brief Overview of the day

  • We have 6 acres of flat paddock, very wet & in parts swampy which will ensure some get seriously stuck.
  • Two lanes, each 100m long will be prepared as a Mud Drag Strip
  • The central area, approximately 70% of the paddock, will be set aside for freestyle 4 wheel driving.
  • A Tug of War between vehicles.
  • Tug of war, people vs people with a mud bog in between, great to watch, not fun if you lose.
  • Mud Slide for Kids (or adults)
  • The public area is huge and can easily accommodate 1000s of people, the site is elevated giving an excellent view of the events
  • Activities run from 9.00am to 4.30pm

Car Clubs

We know a lot of competitors are in 4x4 or car clubs. We encourage all clubs to setup a club display, however space is limited and is given on a first in first served basis. Space can't be reserved prior to the event.


If you'd like to go for a ride in a vehicle, you must first fill out a Passenger Indemnity form and pay a gold coin donation for your wristband. This can be done on the day.


Make sure you arrive with plenty of time to get through registration and scrutineering. Registration opens at 8am. To speed up the process, have your confirmed entry form and drivers license ready to go when you arrive at Mudfest.

Scrutineering/Safety Check/Requirements

All vehicles will need to pass a basic scrutineering safety check Scrutinnering opens at 8am. WOF is not required, however all vehicles must be up to wof standard on all safety equipment (Belts, Seats, Brakes, Scructural integrity etc). If it is unsafe, it won't be running. It is the owners reponsibility to have it up to standard prior to the event, and that your tow points (front and rear) are secure and easily accessible.

Drivers need a minimum restricted license. It is recommended that all drivers and passengers wear helmets at all times while out in the feild. It is compulsary for children under the age of 15 to wear one. All helmets are allowed, including bike/skate helmets etc.

Cleanup Bay

All vehicles are required to go through the cleanup bay upon leaving the event. We aim to have 4 petrol powered waterblasters and 2 highflow pumps, as well as staff assisting you on the day to ensure this is a fast and efficient progress. This will be open for competitors all day.


We will have a team of diggers on the day to assist with anyone who get stuck. It is the owners responsibility to have adequate and secure towing points, and that the tow rope is secured to their vehicle correctly at all times. Any damage caused to the vehicle while being towed or recovered is the stuck vehicle owners responsibility at all times. At all times, the recovery digger driver will act on your instructions.


Want to get involved with the MudFest? We're looking for exhibitors and sponsors to jump on board. Contact us below for a MudFest Proposal.


Wanting to photograph/video? Apply for Media Accreditation to get access to all the best spots. Applications will be open closer to the event.


If you'd like to get in contact please click here to be taken to the Contact Page.


First rule of off-roading: “He who is silly enough to drive in there hooks his own tow rope on”

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Confirmed Competitor List

aaron Morrow - 92 Toyota Surf

Adam Meha - 1995 Toyota Prado 78

Aian Smith - 1983 Toyota Fj40

Alex Morgan - 2001 Mazda Bounty

Alex Ryan - 1992 Nissan Terrano

Alex Whiter - 1996 Toyota Surf

Andrew Chapman - 1995 Toyota Hilux surf

Andrew McGregor - 1982 Toyota Hilux

Andrew Roache - 1995 Toyota Surf

Andrew Shadgett - 1996 Nissan Safari

Angus Hamilton - 1991 Nissan Safari

Anthony sykes - 1992 nissan terrano

Anton Welsh - 1997 Suzuki Samurai

Arron Tangitamaiti - 1993 Mitsubishi Pajero

Ash Tonkin - 1990 Toyota Land cruiser

Bailey Callagher - 1989 Suzuki Samurai

ben carter - 2016 Polaris 6x6

Ben McMaster  1989 Nissan Safari

Ben Skerten - 1996 Suzuki Vitra

Bodie Fowler - 2004 Ford Courier

Bradley Simmons - 1995 Toyota Hilux Surf

Brad Vranjes - 1991 Toyota Surf

Brendan Hodge - 1998 Suzuki Sj

Brendan McGovern - 1990 Toyota Hilux

Brendon Reynders - 1991 Nissan Safari

Brett Felton - 1986 Suzuki SJ413

Brian Horne - 1994 Mitsubishi Delica

Bud Hansen - 1995 Mitsubishi Pajero

Cagn Anderson - 1989 Nissan Safari

Cam Smith - 2000 Toyota Hilux

carl jones - 96 nissan patrol

Carl Smith - 2008 Mercedes Axor

Chad Barclay - 2017 Nissan Patrol

Charles Uerata - 1986 Nissan Safari

chris soderberg - 1989 nissan gq

Cody Crayford - 2012 Mazda Bt50

Cody Welch - 1996 Toyota prado

Connor Dromgool - 1990 Toyota Surf

Corey Creedon - 1990 Daihatsu Rocky

corey rondel - 1992 toyota hilux

Cory Chammen - 2004 LVVTA surf

craig andrews - 1992 toyota hilux

Craig Pulman - 2006 Toyota Landcruiser

Daniel Franich - 1993 Toyota Landcruiser prado

Daniel Hirst - 1994 Suzuki Escudo

Danny Atkins - 1994 Toyota Landcruiser

Dan Turner - 1994 nissa safari

David Brett - 1985 Toyota Landcruser fj70

Daz Karipa - 1994 Suzuki Hybrid Discovery

Declan Gibbs - 1999 Nissan Patrol

Duan Lett - 1988 Toyota Surf

Dylan Edmonds - 1993 Toyota Surf

Dylan Nash - 1988 suzuki sj413

Earle McIntosh - 1994 Jeep Cherokee

Eric Hildred - 1994 Toyota Surf srrg

Ezra Boyd - 1996 Toyota Surf

Finn Milne - 1994 Toyota Hilux Surf

Francis Williams - 1990 Nissan Safari

Gareth Appleby - 2012 Mazda BT-50

Gary Cate - 1994 Nissan Safari

Gary Mclean - 2002 Toyota Landcrusier 100 Series

George Motion - 1991 Nissan Safari

Glen Banks - 1973 TOYOTA FJ40

Gordon Dobbs - 2006 Mercedes Atego

Grace Taverner - 1989 Suzuki Vitara

Graham Ball - 92 suzuki escudo

Greg Stoebener - 2006 Suzuki Jimny

Hayden Piper - 1996 Toyota Hilux

Henry Perrett - 1981 Toyota Landcruiser FJ60

Howard Mills - 1994 Landrover Discovery

Ingrid Desmond - 1996 Toyota Hilux

Jack Hendry - 1992 Nissan Safari

Jack Murray - 1991 Nissan Datsun

Jack Pol - 1992 Mitsubishi Pajero

Jacob Brett - 1984 Toyota Fj40

Jacob Van stee - 2009 Holden Colorado

Jake Brightman - 1996 Regulus Nissan

Jake Brightman - 1996 Regulus Nissan

Jakob Putt - 1993 Landrover Discovery

James Delegat - 2015 Nissan Navara D22

Jason De Connick - 2014 Toyota Hilux

Jason Horn - 1991 Mitsubishi Pajero

javin hunt - 1991 daihatsu rugger

Jaz Jones - 1990 Toyota Hilux surf

Jesse Fowler - 1994 Toyota Landcruiser 80 series

Jono Wade - 1985 Toyota Hilux

Jordan Olsson - 1997 Toyota Hilux

Jordan Reynolds - 1988 Suzuki Sj410

Josh Head - 1995 Lada Niva

Josh Mead - 1988 Nissan Safari

Josh Nation - 1990 Nissan Safari

Karl Cottingham - 1991 Nissan Patrol

Keegan Hemara - 1991 Nissan Safari

Kieran Waite - 1992 Nissan Safari

Kingita Watene - 1989 Nissan Safari Granroad

kress schreurs - 1987 toyota hilux

Kurt Johnson - 2015 Toyota Home built

kyle mercer - 1994 Mitsubishi pajero

Lachlan Head - 2011 Nissan Navara

Lance Reynolds - 1990 Nissan Safari

Leon Mark - 199u Toyota Landcruiser

Liam Doyle - 1999 Ford Courier

Liam Moleta - 1991 Toyota Hilux

Liam Osborne - 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Luke Firmin - 92 Suzuki Vitara

Luke Jamieson - 1991 Nissan Terrano

marc baltzer - 1992 Toyota Landcruiser prado

Marc Harman - Paas Suzuki Sj413

Mark Adams - 2005 Ford Courier

Mark French - 1998 Bowler Tomcat

Matt Petersen - 1995 Land Rover Discovery

Miah Tarawhiti - 1985 Toyota Hilux

Mike Smith - 1990 Toyota Hilux

mike williams - 2013 ford ranger

Mitchell Bakker - 1990 Nissan Safari

Mitchell Mosen - 1993 Toyota hilux surf

Mooks Paraha - 2017 Home made Hybrid

Murray Nutsford - 1988 Toyota Landcruiser

Nathan Andreoli - 2011 Ford Ranger

Nicholas Baker - 1989 toyota landcruiser

Nick Cate - 2014 Trials truck Home built

Nick Goodman - 1986 Toyota Hilux

Nick Sheehan - 1987 Toyota Land cruiser 60

Nobby Clark - 1994 Suzuki Escudo

Paul Tilsley - 1990 nissan safari

Peter Welsh - 2003 Ford F250

Rhys Garner - 1991 Nissan Safari

Richard Stec - 1990 Nissan Patrol

Rick Bell - 1992 Nissan Patrol

Ricky Smith - 1990 Nissan Safari

Rory Foster - 1989 Toyota 80 series's land cruiser

Roydon Berger - 1986 Toyota Hilux surf

Roydon lloyd - 1994 Isuzu mu

Samuel Singh - 1996 Toyota Hilux surf

Scott Carswell - 1993 Mitsubishi Pajero

Scott Withers - 1986 Suzuki Sj410

Sebastian Michael Smith - 1991 Nissan Navara

Seth Pollard - 1989 Nissan Safari

Shamus Swanson - 93 Nissan Safari

Shaun Russell - 1995 Toyota Landcruiser

Shawn Burling claridge - 1989 Nissan Safari

Shawn Burling Claridge - 1992 Nissan Terrano

Simon Atkinson - 1990 Nissan Safari

Simon Thomson - 88 Toyota Landcruiser

Steven Adams - 2001 Toyota Hilux

Steven Kooter - 1988 Nissan Safari

Steven Petersen - 1992 Nissan Safari

Stuart Taylor - 1993 Isuzu Bighorn

Stuart Weeds - 1993 Toyota Land Cruser

Tanner Lauina - 2004 Ford Courier

Tayne Jones Young - 2016 Toyota Landcruiser

Thomas Pryer - 1993 Suzuki Escudo

Todd Dormer - 2016 Ford Wildtrak

Todd Martin -  Toyota Landcruiser

Trent Wilson - 1995 Toyota Surf

Troy Clark - 1994 Nissan Patrol

William Cleverdon - 1992 Toyota Hilux

William Warton - 1996 Toyota Hilux

Will Wilson - 1995 Landrover Disocvery

Zac Verstegen - 1988 Toyota Hilux Surf


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