Narrows Park is the perfect venue for a summer bluegrass festival.

Founded and run as a Christian retreat, it is set in extensive picturesque grounds near Hamilton. There are powered and unpowered camping sites, bunk rooms and great facilities.

There are a variety of venues for music within the camp and lots of spaces for jamming. There is also a quiet camping area.

You need to book your accommodation with Narrows Park separately from your Kiwigrass Festival and Kiwigrass Academy tickets. 

How to book accommodation/camping at Narrows Park 


  • Powered camping: (be quick to get a powered site) $18/night/person
  • Non-power campsite: $15/night/person
  • Bunk rooms (mixed): $26/night/person

Bunk rooms have 8 beds per room, in 4 sets of bunks. You can specify names of people you would like to share rooms with (or absolutely do not want to share rooms with!). You will receive your bunk room assignment when you check in for the festival.

You can only book camping if you are coming the festival.  Accommodation is available from Monday 28 January so if you have travelled afar to go to the Auckland Folk Festival you can come straight to Narrows and camp ready for the Kiwigrass Academy and the Kiwigrass Festival.

Facilities at Narrow Park

There are good toilets and hot showers available at Narrows Park but don’t forget to bring your own soap and towels.

There are two shared kitchen with sinks, ovens, hobs and fridges. There is a random assortment of pots and pans, but you need to be self-sufficient with your cooking needs and eating utensils.


First book your festival and academy tickets, then to book your accommodation email the Narrows with your booking details.

How to book accommodation/camping at Narrows Park

ph:      +64 (07) 843 6862

Other Accommodation in Hamilton:

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Hamilton is a decent size city a few minutes drive from The Narrows Park.  Air B&B and other booking services such as and Travelbug offer a wide range of options.

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