Nelson, the closest city to Luminate, is about a two-hour drive away. To get to Nelson Airport by plane, you may need to travel to one of New Zealand’s international airports first and catch a connecting flight from there. It’s important to note that Canaan Road is a very narrow and winding gravel road. Since the festival requires you to travel through the hills, drive with caution and low speed at all times. Carpool if you can in order to reduce your carbon footprint!
Luminate Festival is a camping festival only, so pack all your gear accordingly. Feel free to bring a bike to explore nature and get around the festival grounds. And don’t forget: pack it in, pack it out!
Read All About It
Every year before the festival begins, Luminate publishes an online festival guide on their website. Part manifesto and part programme, the festival guide includes all the need-to-knows before heading to Luminate. Be sure to read it so you’re prepared.