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Ohakune Mardi Gras Saturday 25 June 2016

Celebrating the start of winter in style, Ohakune Mardi Gras weekend at The Crossing Backpackers is not to be missed.

Dress up or dress down, but remember one thing… “There is no such think as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing” – OMG

This years exciting Line UP is …

Lij (new vocal artist currently touring with The Platform Tour)
Max Key
MayaVanya
Jupiter Project
Weird Together (massive ensemble act!)
Dane Rumble (back at OMG for the 21st party as he headlined the biggest OMG event ever in 2010)
Hands Off (NZs best party / 7-piece covers band) had the whole street singing at OMG2004

Tickets are available HERE

Our eternally popular Mardi Gras Weekend Package is available NOW!  Places are filling quickly so get in fast to secure your place!

Accommodation Friday & Saturday night, with transport to OMG and back again, from only $78pp.

OMG Party Bus 6.00pm & 7.30pm Departure and 12.00am & 1.30am Return.

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OMG goes for six full-on hours, beginning at 7:00 PM and wrapping up at 1:00 AM. Big night, anyone? This event caters for for all ages, including families from all over the country. This mixed demographic happens BECAUSE the OMG experience is a fabulous concoction of infectious live music, established and up-and-coming musical talent, audience interaction, street entertainment, Xtreme rides, special effects and a fantasticly popular fire and fireworks display. All of this is packaged in a super friendly and safe environment. Then again, maybe it is simply because OMG is THE opportunity to dress to impress!

OMG takes place at The Junction, the traditional après-ski capital of Ohakune. The Junction includes: the Powderhorn Chateau, 4 Thames Street, Turoa Lodge, Hot Lava nightclub, and the Suitcase Bar. Sitting elbow-to-elbow with world heritage site Mt Ruapehu, The Junction is not only the gateway to the Turoa skifield, but a stop on the world-famous scenic train journey, the Northern Explorer, and a part of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

Kids 12 years and under are free – no ticket is required.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: “A liquor ban is in place in Ohakune, outside the venue visitors and locals need to be aware that Police will be enforcing a liquor ban for the weekend of the Ruapehu Mountain Mardi Gras. There is a 24-hour liquor ban within the Town (50km area) banning the consumption of alcohol in public places; we want people to have an enjoyable time, but not at the expense of others.”


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IMPORTANT NOTICE: A liquor ban is in place in Ohakune, outside the venue visitors and locals need to be aware that Police will be enforcing a liquor ban for the weekend of the Ruapehu Mountain Mardi Gras. There is a 24-hour liquor ban within the Town (50km area) banning the consumption of alcohol in public places; we want people to have an enjoyable time, but not at the expense of others.