new zealand’s premier greenville venue
Joes Farm is a special place. A quiet river valley situated just minutes away from the beach surrounded by rolling hills and big skies. It sits perfectly as a rural gateway to the coast. A short shuttle ride away is one of the country’s most popular surf beaches – Whangamata.
Farm owner Jo Adams has opened the farm gates to allow recreational access to the 500 plus acres providing an exciting new addition to New Zealand greenfield venues.
Late 2019 saw the launch of Joes Farm as a Festival venue, welcoming in the New Year with Shapeshifter then the gates opened to Ibiza aligned Farm Dance on Jan 5.
All events will host overnight camping on site so there’s no need to worry about driving anywhere after the show. All Joes Farm concert events will be set up providing a free shuttle bus service from Whangamata to the Festival venue. You can still drive if you wish with ample parking available on site. You can drive and camp or take the bus and camp.
Camp on site, catch the free shuttle or drive yourself. All options require that you have your tickets before you head out. There are no gate sales at Joes Farm. You must have a ticket for you and your vehicle (if driving) to enter the site. You must have a ticket before you get on the bus.
Campers can access the campground from 10.00am the morning of the show and have until midday the next day to leave. It doesn’t matter if you drive to the show, you can still leave your car and catch the bus back to town. Jo would prefer you don’t drink and drive and upset a great night out so take the bus home. There is a shuttle run from town the next morning so you can return to pick up your car.
Look out for Friends & Family tickets that will give you access to upgrade facilities on site and access to the VIP Parking Area.
JOES FARM MISSION
Joes Farm like so many rural locations around New Zealand is confronted with rising costs and the limitations of block size. This is a working beef cattle farm and will continue operations as such throughout all planned events. The mission of Joes Farm is to preserve and enhance the open space while continuing to breed the fine Murray Grey herd that the farm is famous for.
Riparian plantings to protect the river bank and hillside planting to prevent soil erosion are underway with local conservation volunteers spending many hours helping to clear and plant.
The aim with large gatherings is to further progress into sustainable waste management and ensure developing processes that focus on composting and recycling.
The fundraising and conservation initiatives will ensure a future for Joes Farm. A future that will see a new community space established which will provide opportunities for tangata whenua, embrace local resources as well as welcome visitors to learn about and enjoy part of our farming heritage.
Clean water, clean air, clean earth – JOES FARM.