Splore takes vicinity each two years in a adorable nearby park just south of Auckland on New Zealand’s North Island. It combines live musical performances, caravan and tent tenting,a family pleasant ecosystem, sunny days at the seaside, and artist designed trails for revelers to discover. Costumes are advocated, nay, they're almost required. The word “splore” first appeared inside the mid-18th century in Scotland. It’s an apt name for a competition that celebrates the great art of frolicking, and the putting in Tapapakanga Regional Park lends itself to gallivanting in nature.
The park is home to critical historical Maori settlements first indicated via the carved totems on the reserve’s front and running farms raising cows and sheep. Tapapakanga is famous with birdwatchers looking to spot tui, heron, kingfishers and a diffusion of shags, and with hikers looking to traipse alongside its many effortlessly walkable trails. The park also functions five separate campgrounds and a pohutukawa-coated seaside perfect for swimming in the heat South Pacific with a drink in hand.
Pohutukawa, an indigenous tree to New Zealand, bursts with vibrant pink billowy and spidery blooms from December thru February, an extra contact of incredible to any seashore. The seaside and water play a important role in Splore’s mise en scene: kids, friends, and families swim inside the ocean whilst a band plays on level; the tonier attendees arrive through boat, anchored offshore; and, in case you’re bored with the salt water, there’s extra wet play to be had within the inland clean water lagoon.