Boryeong Agreement

Council confirms ongoing support for Rotorua's Mudtopia Festival.

Click HERE to watch the video.

Rotorua’s inaugural Mudtopia Festival was a three-day fun event held in December 2017 featuring various mud-related activities, spa and wellness experiences, a mud market and a concert featuring high profile music acts Shapeshifter, Peking Duk and Chores.

The event was inspired by the hugely popular Boryeong mud festival in South Korea which has been held annually for 20 years.

Read the Boryeong Agreement FAQs here


The three-day was the first Mudtopia festival and was forecasted to attract thousands of attendees, both domestic and international, generating a boost for the local economy.

Council agreed to commit to and invest in the event in December 2015 following feasibility work undertaken by the organisation.

The event is owned by Rotorua Lakes Council which appointed a specialist event management company to deliver the event.

Find out more about the festival via THIS LINK or go to

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