Rotorua Announces Mudtopia Mud Festival

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Details have been officially announced for the southern hemisphere’s first mud and music festival.

Mudtopia will be held at Rotorua’s Arawa Park Racecourse from December 1-3.


In an interesting concept, the three-day festival will boast a Mud Arena with mud sports, mud pools, mud obstacle courses, a mud run, and a mud zone built specifically for the kids. The festival will be an inclusive, interactive experience highlighting the story of mud in Rotorua with a spa and wellness expo.

Mudtopia is owned by the Rotorua Lakes Council and is receiving New Zealand Major Events funding of $1.5 million over the next five years.

“Mudtopia will really put Rotorua on the map for our unique spa and wellness attributes, as well as cement our position as one of the leading events destinations in the country” says Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick.

A 2km mud run will be included as part of the festival’s activities with Event Promotions, organisers of the national Tough Guy and Gal Challenge series, managing the mud run.

Read the full article on The Country.

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