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Rocket Day - Annual High Power Rocket Launch

Rocket Day - Annual High Power Rocket Launch


  • Sun 3 Feb ’19, 12:00pm – 4:00pm


NZRA Taupiri Launch Site, 331 Kneebone Road, Orini, Huntly


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $28.00
  • Adults: $10.00
  • Children (5-15 Years): $5.00
  • 2 Adults and 2 Children: $25.00
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  • Additional fees may apply

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 a go can build and launch a small rocket on the day for only $17.

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. Food and drink fundraiser, toilets and free parking on site.

At least forty rockets will be flown on the day including Aerospace Education Big Red (photo above) a large scale German V-2 rocket and many other custom built and commercial rockets.

See www.nzrocketry.org.nz for further details and check the front page of the web site at 8am on the day for cancellations.

Cash only no eftpos available.

New Zealand Rocketry Association is a non profit organisation.

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