Every year the NZNF holds a National Festival to coincide with their AGM. The festival runs for 7 days from 28 December to 3 January and generally includes a full sports programme, with trophies fiercely fought for, and the host club presents themed entertainment each day and evening.
The Festival is a chance to reconnect with old friends and to make some new ones…a time to relax and "reboot” enjoying clothes-free recreation together.
This year the 66th NZNF Festival will be hosted by Wellington Naturist Club at their grounds in Te Marua, Wellington.
The theme for the festival this year is "Pioneer Village".
Take a step back… Welcome to NZ’s Yesteryears.
Plans for the 66th NZNF rally to be held at the Wellington Naturist Club (aka The Te Marua Pioneer Village) in Upper Hutt, are forging ahead like a steam train on speed. With the International Congress firmly behind us, the committee can now fully focus on our club’s next great event… and hopefully this time we won’t be plagued by earthquakes, torrential rain and flooding.
To give you a wee history lesson, the first colonial settlers to the area of Upper Hutt Cleared the land of its indigenous forest and turned it into farmland, while saw-millers milled larger trees like Totara for building materials. Increasingly alarmed by the unrest of the Maori Wars, the settlers lobbied for fortification and stockades were subsequently built in the area…
But don’t panic, we have no intention of re-creating that scenario. Instead we have a very civilised 19th Century Nudist Colony, replete with Saloon Bar awaiting your arrival. With the overall these of the rally being to waltz back into the period of our fore-fathers and channel their pioneering spirit.
To give you a wee taster, the programme will include a catered breakfast and themed dinner, a casino/bingo night and jazz band plus it will feature your usual sports with a few additional ones like wheelbarrow, three-legged and egg & spoon races along some other cool, hip old-school activities.
Due to the fun that was had by the band at our previous Age of Aquarius festival, we have had confirmation from Itchycoo Park that they would love to return and play on New Years Eve, which is a major coup (excuse the pun).
Also on offer to purchase, will be a range of drinks, including beer and wine, a camp shop selling ice-creams and meat packs for the BYO BBQ’s plus salads for lunch. Powered and unpowered campsites are available on-site so don’t miss out… make sure you get in early!
We are confident that Te Marua’s Pioneer Village will be able to cater to your every need. Many of our amenities, like our camp kitchen and ablution blocks have recently been upgraded. The heated swimming pool is really a treat as is the spa and sauna. Along with our sports courts, we have some lovely bush walks and spectacular gardens. But most of all we have friendly club members who would like to welcome you to our grounds
Unfortunately most of the club baches have already been booked out for the Festival, but there will be some members' baches and caravans available as well as lots of powered and non-powered sites for tents.
For more information about the Pioneer Village Rally please
contact the Rally organizing committee
For more other festival information, go to National Festival.