Experience the crackle, roar and flame of 

New Zealand's first international rocketry event.   


Havoc in the paddock

Rocket enthusiasts from around the world are invited to fly their rockets at the first international rocketry event in New Zealand hosted by the New Zealand Rocketry Association (NZRA). 

Enjoy New Zealand's temperate summer climate, green fields and Kiwi hospitality. Fly up to 9,500ft out of our launch site standard waiver or book higher altitudes.  

Our site is located one hour south of Auckland International Airport, 1hr north of the Lord of the Rings Hobbiton movie set, 2hrs from Rotorua with its geysers and mud-pools and 7 hours from Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 at Mahia.

Camping in the Paddock is included in the event pass from Thursday to Sunday. Motel accommodation is available within a 19 minute drive. 

Havoc in the Paddock will feature a full scale replica Nike Smoke sounding rocket, standing over 6.5 meters (21'4") tall, 470mm (18.5") in diameter, and weighing over 150kg (330lb) at liftoff.  Powered by a 200mm (8") diameter, "P" class motor with a special effects propellant developed specifically for the flight, it will be a sight to see! 

The Nike Smoke's flight is being sponsored by Logic Wireless

Event Tickets

Havoc in the Paddock 3 Day Pass  

Adult 3 day pass $ 150

3 Day Event Student Pass

Student ID required on collection.

Under 18/Child Pass

Please select 'drop down' option

One Day Passes

Please select 'drop down' option

Event Program

Friday 7th Havoc Event Starts

10am Pickup Event Tickets

11am to 6pm Range Open

Complex project evaluations

RSO checks

Friday 7th Lunch 10am-2pm

Purchase on site, Cash EFTPOS only 

Hot Meat Pies, Quiche, Sausage Roll,  Muffins, Cold Drinks & Water

Saturday 8th Event 

Range open 11am to 6pm

RSO Checks and flights

There will be a high altitude window in the morning and afternoon.

Saturday 8th Lunch, 10am onwards 

Purchase on site -Cash only 

Bacon & Onion Rolls / Sausages & Bread 

Cold drinks / Water / Tea & Coffee available on site

Sunday 9th Havoc Event & 

Public Launch Event

Range open from 11am to 6pm

RSO checks and flights

The public day event (National Launch Day) runs from 12pm to 4pm with 500-800 members of the public attending.

Havoc tickets cover the National Launch Day event. If you are only flying on Sunday then you must purchase a single day Havoc event ticket above. 

Visitors to the afternoon National Launch day event can pay at the gate or purchase tickets from National Launch Day on Eventfinder 

Sunday Lunch 10am onwards

Purchase on site -Cash only 

Bacon & Onion Rolls / Sausages & Bread 

Cold drinks / Water / Tea & Coffee available on site

Drinks: You can purchase alcohol from the local supermarket or liquor store(s) in Huntly. Only soft drinks & bottled water will be available for purchase at the Havoc event