Experience the sight and sound of New Zealand's largest amateur rockets accelerating from zero to hundreds of kilometres an hour in a few seconds. Watch rockets propelled skywards on a massive flame with the same signature crackle and roar as a full-size rockets.
This annual public launch event attracts hundreds of visitors to a great family day out.
Kids or adults keen to give rocketry ago can build and launch a small rocket on the day for only $20. Rocketry is a great academic and practical hobby to get your children or teens interested in, or even for yourself. We have keen members of all ages.
Location is 1 hour 15 minutes from Auckland, 20 minutes from Hamilton.
The launch site is a Waikato paddock. Bring something to sit on and sunscreen. Bring water and a picnic lunch. Food and drink vendor on site. Toilets and free parking on site.
Feature rockets include New Zealand's largest amateur rocket the 4mtr Marsden rocket.
Check out the NZ Rocketry website for further details and check the front page of the website at 8 am on the day for cancellations.
New Zealand Rocketry Association is a non-profit organisation.
Limited EFTPOS available, cash preferred.