GETTING to r&v

The East Cape and Gisborne region is a stunning place to visit. We recommend that you take the time to experience all that there is to offer on the journey to and from Rhythm and Vines. Below are some tips on getting your ass to Rhythm and Vines.



We have partnered up with Roadtrippers to help provide some Rhythm Roadie inspiration...

Instead of thinking like a long-haul trucker and getting to the destination as quickly as possible, is about experiencing the journey and turning a trip into an adventure.

Designed to encourage people to get out and explore their own country, Roadtrippers is a free site and app that helps travellers dream and plan a road trip, encouraging exploration along the way.

They've pulled together four roadies to help people not only get to R&V but to enjoy the ride.

85% of our customers drive to Rhythm and Vines. Gisborne is a 6.5 hour drive from Auckland and Wellington. Please take regular stops and drive to the conditions. There is no need to rush.

Look out for rest areas along the way. The Police work with local communities offering free food and replenishments which is a great way to break up the trip. 


There will be parking available at the festival site for those driving to R&V. The entrance to the car park is Gate D off Back Ormond Road,  just past Grey’s Bush Reserve (if driving from Gisborne to R&V). The car park is alcohol-free – Police will be patrolling the site. Charges may apply for single day parking (parking is free for Onsite Campers).


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Due to the remoteness of Gisborne, there used to be only one airline that flies into Gisborne (Air NZ). To cater for the demand, we have launched Air Rhythm flights from Auckland to Gisborne. 


Air New Zealand operates 5 flights into Gisborne from Auckland and 2-3 from Wellington. Prices get expensive so the earlier you book the better. 




InterCity and Naked Bus would be your best bet if they aren't already booked out.


If you are staying in Gisborne during Rhythm and Vines, R&V operates buses to take you out to the festival and back. Book your Return Buses below.