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Wheels at Wanaka







As a not-for-profit trust, surplus funds from the event will be directed to registered charities within the region. In 2021 the selected charity is Heart Kids New Zealand.

The show will take place over 50 acres and includes:

  • A vintage farm fair
  • Car, motorcycle and truck show
  • Earthmoving extravaganza
  • Trade, market, food and beverage stalls.

Volunteers are key to making community events run smoothly and provide a warm local welcome for many people coming along from outside of our region. We need the assistance of awesome, helpful, energetic and friendly people over the two event days, as well set up and pack down.

Roles are varied and include:

  • Making up of exhibitor information packs
  • Sorting and labeling pre-ordered merchandise
  • General venue set up and pack up
  • Trade & Market Stalls & Kids Zone Facilitators – to assist with set up and pack down
  • Helping in the ticketing and information office
  • Parade Ground – “the show must go on” with your help. Stage hands, runners and  gatekeepers.
  • Display car parking assistance

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people as you’ll often be working as part of a team.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet others, and gain satisfaction from helping to deliver this event. Each volunteer will receive a Wheels at Wanaka cap and a two-day pass to the show. We’ll also provide you with shelter, food and drink whilst you’re onsite. You'll get safety and how-to briefings and training where your role requires.


We are looking for people who are reliable, enthusiastic and friendly. Some roles are public facing, others require attention to detail, others physical ability but whatever your skills, get in touch and we'll find a role to suit your interests and abilities.

You don’t need to be into cars, truck or machines to get involved, although if you are we'd love to have you on board!

Time commitment

Set Up : Wednesday 31 March, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd April (Good Friday)
Show Days : Terra Cat Earthmoving ONLY, Friday 2 April, Main Show = Saturday 3rd April and Sunday 4th April (Easter Sunday)
Pack Down : Monday 5th April (Easter Monday)

You can choose one shift, multiple or split a shift. Any time you can contribute is much welcomed.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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