Vinegar Hill Gay Camp

Putai Ngahere Reserve, on the Rangitikei River just North of Hunterville.

About Vinegar Hill Gay Camp

Each year from mid December to early January, gay, lesbian, transgender, and rainbow folks and their whānau gather for camping and D.I.Y. community events over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Find out more and book online.

Our Community

The Vinegar Hill community is diverse and varied, all genders, ages, sizes, ethnicities, and backgrounds, from all around Aotearoa and beyond. We value the differences between us, as well as our shared histories and experiences. Vinegar Hill draws people from near and far, from grandparents to mokopuna. Some have been coming for decades, and every year there are new faces and new returns.


The Council provides portaloos, glass recycling, and trash skips, all-genders toilet and lockable (cold) shower blocks…

What People Say

“Another successful year at v hill. I wana thank everyone who helps put on this event we all enjoy. I wana thank everyone who helps make it safe for our children to enjoy as well.”
– Monique

What to Bring

Whether you’re coming from November till February, or just stopping by for New Years Eve, find out what you’ll need to bring.

Personal Items

Essential items you’ll need for a comfortable stay.


Don’t forget sunscreen and a comfy chair! Find out what else you need.


Camp in style – what to bring for a longer stay in luxury.

Meet other camp-goers and see loads of great photos

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This website is sponsored and administrated by Gender Minorities Aotearoa.