The Combined Council of Scottish Societies

(Auckland NZ)


The style of Highland Games in New Zealand varies from venue to venue, always with the assistance of the local communities, attracting spectators and competitors nationally and even internationally as far away as Canada and Scotland.

Each has it's own unique flavour which in some cases has been developed over 150 years.


Junior Highland Games (which may be at any of the following)


147th Waipu Highland Games, Caledonian Park, St Mary's Rd.                             1 January 2018


142nd Waimate Caledonian Games Sports Event, Victoria Park, Queen St.       20 January 2018


154th Turakina Highland Games, Turakina Domain, Cameron Rd.                    27 January 2018


9th Canterbury Scottish Cultural Festival, Riccarton Bush, Kahu Rd.                 tba February 2018


25th Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo, Paeroa Domain, Willoughby St.        10 February 2018


4th NZ Rural Games, The Square, Palmerston North.                                    10-11 February 2018


23rd Octagonal Day, Octogon, Dunedin.                                                                  17 February 2018


68th Hawkes Bay Easter Highland Games, Lindisfarn College.               30 March - 1 April 2018

      600 Pakowhai Rd, Frimley, Hastings.


6th Te Anau Tartan Festival, Te Anau Primary School.                                 30 March - 1 April 2018


The Manawatu Tattoo, Manfield Stadium.                                                                       29 April 2018


10th North Shore Tattoo & Tartan Day Event, North Shore Events Centre.              24 June 2018

      Entry via Argus Place (alternative is Silverfield)


16th Upper Hutt Highland Gathering, Harcourt Park, Akatarawa Rd.                 11 November 2017


7th Hororata Highland Games, Hororata Domain, Hororata Rd.                        4 November 2017


42nd Auckland Highland Games, Ellerslie Race Course.                                  18 November 2017


Totally Tartan Day to celebrate St Andrews in the Dunedin Octagon.               26 November 2016


37th Jenny Mair Highland Square Day, Palmerston North.                                9 December 2017


11th Fiordland Highland Games, MacKenzie Hut, Routeburn Track.              27 December 2016


92nd New Zealand Pipe Bands Championships (Rotorua)                                  9-10 March 2018


Website or Email




Junior Highland Games Website


Waipu Caledonian Society Website


Waimate Caledonian Games Website


Turakina Highland Games Website


Email the Scottish Cultural Festival Organiser


Paeroa Highland Games Website


Hilux New Zealand Rural Games


Email the Octagonal Day Organiser


Email the HB Easter Games Organiser





Email the Manawatu Tattoo Organiser


Email the North Shore Tartan Day Organiser



Email the Upper Hutt Organiser


Hororata Highland Games Website


Auckland Highland Games Website




Jenny Mair Highland Square Day Website




Royal New Zealand Pipe Band Association Website