Description: The weka is a flightless native New Zealand bird that lives in forests, sub-alpine grassland, sand dunes, rocky shores and modified semi-urban environments, and now Kiwiburn. The weka are known to be cheeky and mischievous, with a tendency to appropriate food and shiny objects left out by unwitting campers, travellers, hippies and burners. Weka are omnivores and eat just about everything, including insects, slugs, frogs, lizards, rats, mice, eggs, small birds, bacon, MSG, stir-fry and they also enjoy leaves, berries and seeds, and mojitos.

Theme: C0ff33 ‘n’ T00nZ 

Description: … where the coffee beans won’t be the only thing grinding. Come along for your morning brew, sign up for a shift as a barista, donate some milk or just enjoy the t00nZ. 

Theme: Circus & Fire 

Description: Hi, we are The Flojo – an unpredictably gathered ensemble of cirque and fire flavoured misfits with a penchant for psychedelic sound and senses. 

Theme: Open Minded, Consent Focused, Sex positive 

Description: Education, knowledge, honesty and fun for people looking for something and unsure where to look or who to ask. The core group are experienced Wellington Kinksters who are bringing their knowledge and experience to the paddock for the benefit of all who are interested to learn. Consent is important to us and hence there is no pressure to be, do or see anything you do not wish to, and so we will offer our brains to be picked, our skills to be copied, our wisdom to be absorbed with no obligation on the recipient to do more than ponder their gift and make their own choices going forward. People from around the country and around the globe who share our vision are welcome to join us for a few hours or the duration and share their own knowledge and experience also. 

Theme: We did not think that Trump would be elected so we are all heading to NZ as our Plan B. We will also highlight other Plan B’s, and maybe help you find yours . 

Description: We are a bunch of Americans (well one Kiwi) that are escaping the inauguration of a bigot, sexist, shit show (please fill in your own description). We are coming here as our Plan B. Let us help you figure out your Plan B. As part of our camp we will also be hosting Shadows – a fun LED art project that you can interact with. 

Theme: Costumes, Food and Chill Vibes

Description: Bringing everything including itself: The Kitchen Sink will be a home base, a space to gear up into costume daily, nightly and ever so rightly, good vibes and of course last but not the least: Food. Hoping to host events such as Soup Kitchen Night with all night soup, Costume parties, Dress up and Delicious Kai Nights, Burn Pancakes and more! (yet to be confirmed) Food donations are greatly appreciated – the more food the more the chefs can cook and there will be a costume library which can be contributed to as well. 

 Theme: Chilled-space

Description: Chill space and base camp for the funkhutt art/sound car, which provides music, lights, dancing and other entertainment. We intend to provide a space where people can be comfortable and chilled. A space to have fun with a positive vibe. A space to facilitate gifting, be it food or drink, a massage or yoga lessons. Come join us if this sounds like you, we are not here to party by ourselves…

 Theme: Chill Space

Description: The green room is coming back! Come relax and hang out after a long day of fighting (or hugging) robots

 Theme: Family Friendly

Description: Welcome to Pepperland, the land of love, games, alternative science and Beatles appreciation club. In the morning, join our Wide Game (like Capture the Flag) and play games with us. In the afternoon explore and play in the natural spaces with Science ’til Sunset. In the evening go deep with our N.O.S. science experiments. And if you need a Beatles fix, just ask! Daytime events are child friendly. Goo Goo G’Joob.  ****  Pepperland’s four main activities in detail.  Outdoor Wide Games – All ages, Everyday at 10:30am. Come and play ‘wide games’- games played in a large designated outdoor area (like Capture the Flag). Each day is a different game. Bring water and snacks.  Science til Sunset – All Ages. Everyday from 3pm until dinner time. A magical mystery tour, exploring and playing in the local environment, with rock blasting, building dams, building huts etc. Meet at Pepperland and adventure to a different location in the Kiwiburn site everyday.  N.O.S. Science – Adults only. Delve into the tripping world influenced by certain grey canisters, and report the results during our science experiments. Every evening explores a different genre of psychedelic-inspired music.  Beatles Appreciation Club in operation at all times and upon request. Goo Goo G’Joob.

Theme: All things Chur!

Description: Chur is our ethos and community is our vehicle. We’re excited to return to the paddock for our fourth year hooking up the Chur vibes with our multi-zoned neighborhood. Chur brings immersive experiences from all sides with our unique blending of the sacred and profane.

Theme: Fun massage and drums

Description: Camp NUF,: Had enough of the default world? Then NUF is a New Unsofisticated Fantasy. Chilled beats chai and Kai . A son and father project.

 Theme: Temple services in the forest

Description: In the hectic whirlwind of the burn, we know it can be hard to see everything, to do everything. Sometimes visiting the Temple gets missed in the madness. Never fear, happy sinners, we are the Chapel in the Glade! Write down your wishes, your confessions, your hopes and your sins, and the monks of the chapel will relieve you of your burdens. Come unto the Chapel of the Glade to receive the blessing of our secular monks, and add to the beauty of our shrine tree.

 Theme: Burner Hostel

Description: While this camp was created for the International Burner who is traveling light we welcome all participants. Our facilities include a kitchen for all to share, a camp chilly bin and some water, you supply the food and clean up after yourself, (don’t bring your mum to do that either), there are NO kitchen fairies here. The camp also offers shelter, shade space and our very own camp trampoline as well as access to Divine Costume Hire (where an interesting outfit can be hired for the very affordable price of 2 hugs for the day). The camp runs ‘The Hug Deli’ art project and camp members are encouraged to do shifts there.

The camp will also be taking on running a Greeters shift on Friday afternoon

 Theme: Sound Camp

Description: At DanceAlot we Like To Dance A Lot! If you feel like getting down and dirty on the dancefloor, come join us on the paddock!!!

Theme: Sunset = camp quiet for those that need to sleep. Sunrise = time to play! 

Description: Night = A quiet camp from sunset to sunrise.

Day = toys, books, games and dress ups for all

We will attempt to create a quiet sleeping space for families and those that appreciate sleep before midnight!

A place for parents to sit, chat, and watch the fun on the field, whilst also keeping an eye on their sleeping children.

Working on getting our own, child friendly porta loo (some fundraising will probably be required for this)

Meet other parents who are crazy/cool enough to bring their kids to the burn

No intoxicated people please in this camp and we would appreciate adults being partially clothed.

We do not babysit your kids

Want to join this camp –

Theme: Creatures 

Description: The creature lab is a apace open to anyone that wants to join us, entertainment and a spot to pull up and chill for a while. 


Theme: Swings and other carney activities 

Description: Feel like a fling on a swing? Or hang around and finger our rings? We’re a tribe of monkeys that seek to infect the entire population of kiwiburn with our invitation to play. Carney activities like the swings, silks and a lyra for those wanting some air action or try our cargo net, hammocks and the all new “Paddling Pool of Conversation” to meet new friends. 


Theme: Love and Hugs 

Description: The Warm Fuzzies Doodlebopper Camp Need a moment of ‘aww’ and whimsy? Pop by our camp to make your very own warm fuzzy or a set of fuzzily warm doodleboppers! Perfect for the Paddock or for a quick pick-me-up for your return to the default world…. 


Theme: A Raspberry Lounge

Description: We are berry excited to present the premier of…. The Raspberry Beret! A mouthwatering morsel of raspberry flavoured music, drinks and comfies. Join us for raspberries in your mouth.. and on your belly… and together we can Jam. 


 Theme: We wanted to make a theme camp, but we couldn’t decide on a theme! At Camp Incoherent we’ll be doing something different each day for no apparent reason.

Description: We’re back for 2017, and we still couldn’t decide on a theme! Welcome to Camp Incoherent, where we’ll be doing something that makes very little sense each day. Activities may or may not include:

– Finding the tentacles we’ve lost

– Wednesday night game show, ‘Quite Incoherent’, with your host, George Foreman Grill

– Renowned psychologists Tangle and Dangle solve all your problems

– Fandangle’s very French “hatt” emporium

– Mangle judges you

– Pole dancing

– Young Jess the cross-dressing fascist kicks you out of Kiwiburn on a hoverboard.

Theme: Pastel Paisley Anarchism

Description: After its inaugural year on the Paddock in 2016: The Falls Inn returns for you with renewed vigour for all things ridiculous, anarchistic & silly. Things loud, base heavy & groovy. Things intoxicating & palatable. Things pastel & paisley. Things esoteric & un-understandable. Things thought provoking & weird, wild & whimsical, spontaneous & unsupervised. Things bigger, better, bolder & brighter. We return to you, our brothers and sisters of the Paddock with a bright vision for Paddock life in 2017…. So buckle up, let your hair down, dance dance dance, get spanked, get weird, laugh with your belly and Fall Inn with us this Burn.  Yours in orderly chaos, well mannered yet still mildly offensive debauchery and Whisky.  The Fallers of 2017.   And Rum….. And Spanking paddles and over powered P.A.s….. but not FUCKING Glitter!!!!


 Theme: (Previously Bills Den) Workshop and base of operations.

Description: Think of this as a workshop – tables, hand-tools, power for small machines such as sewing machine and hot glue gun, some materials.Pure-C operates from here and other spots.

Theme: Fire and metal

Home of the robot fire tornado™ and other fire and LED robot art

Description: Fabulous Disaster, kiwiburn edition, is the regional spin off of a sub camp within Gigsville, a large old school fire and metal based village at burning man. come play with fire and try to not get burned! or do 😉

 Theme: An extruded tentacle of the Night Vale City Council.

Description: Night Vale Community Outreach and the Night Vale City Council would like to remind you that there are no such thing as killer robots. Those things sneaking up behind you are, in fact, cuddly teddy bears. You should give them a hug! And while you’re at it, why not have a refreshing non-alcoholic beverage and a k-bar?

 Theme: Sea Snugs

Description: Come and relax under the sea with snugs and slugs.


 Theme: Post-apocalyptic bar, Fort to keep the Robots out

Description: A safe, warm place to take refuge and relax when the robots come! Grab a drink at the bar, pull up a seat, put your feet up and make yourself at home!

 Theme: Lounge

Description: Home of Janis the Wheelie Bin


 Theme: Pop-up Bar

Description: The Mint Country Club comes all the way from Australia to once again introduce some Minty class to the Kiwiburn experience. Our roaming bar serves gin and tonic – look for the green umbrellas on the paddock. Open anywhere, anytime. Gin gin!

 Theme: Body Bliss

Description: The Bliss Balls want to offer a deeper connection to oneself and others. Connecting through communication, physical touch and desire to connect. Offering massage, breathwork, eye gazing sessions, gender dynamic discussion circle and lots of cuddles! 

 Theme: South karori Camp 

Description: SK300 is a theme camp to bring the south Karori community spirit, vibe and culture to KiwiBurn To make us all at home we’ll bring a selection of our creature comforts. We will have our home community comforts for all to enjoy including: Shade structure impromptu music and opportunities Pizza Oven Bliss Balls Microgreens (to be confirmed) Cups of tea Earth Oven A place to charge USB devices when the sun is shining (Solar powered) Other stuff and things (to be decided/ confirmed) 

 Theme: What knot to do 

Description: We’re Knot Here to teach you how to tie useful knots; we’re Knot Here to teach you how to knot your own macramé jewellery; we’re Knot Here to provide you any useful resources – we’re just here to teach you things you’d rather knot know about. 

 Theme: Ice Tea, shade and friendship

Description: RoyalTea, ladies and gentlemen of the court sip a refreshing beverage from the orient while you defend the castle walls from the unwashed masses. So come visit the castle providing the water gun turret, and a shady patch to enjoy some refreshing ice tea. 

 Theme: Cosyness

Description: Carry your crazy carefree charming selves to a chilled comfy creative corner for consensual cuddles while you consume copious concoctions crafted cunningly by cool captivating curvaceous characters.

 Theme: Hammocks, chill and learning

Description: Burners, Pirates, Nymphs, Ewoks, Pixies, come one, come all, take time for the sublime, and swing through the trees to the dually serene and surreal astral plane of The Hangout; for restoration, education, contemplation and exploration. You can check in any time you like, but you’ll never want to leave.

Theme: Party

Description: We’re back! This time our motto is our name. Keep an eye out for the elusive bouncy castle, and maybe more. Much, much more.

We provide a space for all burners 18+ to party safely but without any brakes. There will be gazebo type structures, food, drinks and hopefully an art cart (non motorized). Also we will be bringing back the bouncy castle that we had running last year. (Previously camp known as scurvy lasses boudoir and eatery)

 Theme: Massage camp

Description: Happy Hands is a space where people can bring their own masseuses to rub away the tension accumulated from the default world. A chill place, where oils and massage tables are provided to bliss out and recharge to make the most of your burn.

 Theme: Sound camp and chill space

Description: Yet again, Cape Carnival is back at Kiwiburn to provide veteran Kiwiburner hospitality, cheesy tunes, bad wine and good snacks. Cape Carnival is the home of Kiwiburn founder Yonderman, and many fellow KB veterans and new characters. This year we will continue to provide a diverse assortment of DJs/music, wine and cheese treats, and wonderful hospitality. Chill space by day and night, and party zone in the late afternoon is what Cape Carnival is all about. Come and hang with us and enjoy.

 Theme: Lounge

Description: Calling on the iconic Kiwi style of a barren, minimally furnished student flat, Two Couches and a Rug brings to the paddock… well… Two couches. And a rug. Come lounge with us on one of our well-loved couches, or kick up your heels and dance on our rug. Cascada will probably be playing. On repeat.

 Theme: Rainbow unicorns

Description: Strap on your finest most whimsical horn and come prance around in our troubled paradise; where frisking and frolicking collide. Cavort in the iridescent melting pot at the end of the rainbow. You might even happen upon salacious creativity, fun-spangled playtimes and of course the debauchery that is the Saloon of Ill Repute.

 Theme: Chillout spa

Description: Bumtings are back, with less bums and bunting, but more hammocks, more tunes, more massage and a comparable amount of steamy sauna!