Galloway World 

Congress 2025

Join us in New Zealand for the next gathering of Galloway breeders from around the world

Close-Up Shot of a Galloway Cow

Thursday 27 March to Wednesday 2 April 2025, 

South Island, New Zealand

Contact the Organizing Committee 

‍ WGC2025 Chairman, Angela McNaughton would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone from anywhere in the world that shares our common interest in the Galloway breed of cattle.

Our breeders look forward to hosting you in New Zealand.

Registration and Hotels

Registration forms and Hotel booking instructions are expected to be finalized by the first of April. 

Flights

Direct flights are available out of Queenstown Airport to Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, with access to connecting flights around NZ.

Also there are direct flights from Queenstown to the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar.

Venues 

This is autumn in Southland and Otago, so hopefully we will be rewarded with the sight of beautiful autumn leaf colours as we travel around these southern regions.

The starting location is in the city of Invercargill on the south coast where we will stay for 3 nights, then we will travel by coach north to Queenstown located inland in the mountains on beautiful Lake Wakatipu on Sunday to stay for a further 3 nights.

Conference Events Planned

Come join us in 2025 on the beautiful South Island. 

Friday & Saturday will be travelling around Southland visiting a number of herds and a high country station, soaking up the scenic beauty along the way.

Sunday morning allows free time to explore local attractions before we travel north to Queenstown, check-in to our hotel overlooking the lake, then take a boat trip across the lake early evening for a BBQ dinner and watch the sun setting over lake and mountains.

Monday will be the Parade of Flags and Assembly meeting at the hotel, some local options in the afternoon, followed by the Congress Farewell Dinner with entertainment in the evening.

Tuesday has the options of a visit to historic Arrowtown, then into the Gibbston Valley for lunch and winery/cheesery visits OR a bus trip into Central Otago via the Kawarau Gorge to a white herd near Alexandra then returning to join the group in the Gibbston Valley etc.

Wednesday - maybe the option of a trip to Milford Sound and return to Queenstown. 

Proposed Optional Events

More information to follow

Proposed North Island Visit: WGC2025 Chairman, Angela McNaughton, thinks some of the Waikato breeders may be planning a short itinerary prior to start of the congress for anyone interested in visiting this area in the North Island, to see some Riggit Galloways and other local herds.

Sydney Royal Easter Show - Sydney Australia We understand that the Sydney Royal Easter Show will take place over Easter weekend 18 – 21 April 2025.

This may be of interest to those travelling from the Northern Hemisphere. For information, follow this link to the Royal Easter Show website.