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Furry Convention

Waipara 2019 August 9-11th

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Southern Paws - Registration Now Open!

Two men once thought a South Island con would be a great idea. A couple of years later, multiple site visits, and strenuous planning has lead to this; Southern Paws Con. A collective of anthropomorphic enthusiasts, more commonly known as furries, will come together for the weekend of a lifetime! With activities galore on offer, a great location close to Christchurch, friends and fursuits. What else could you ask for?

And now, it's all happening! Scroll down to see prices and place your registration for the New Zealand furry event of the year.


About the Event


Our event has a lot of awesome activities on offer, including:

  • Water Slide
  • Flying Fox
  • Confidence Course

The Site

Hosted camp-style at a former Boys Brigade camp, now the Waipara Adventure Centre - in the middle of the scenic Waipara Valley.

The Location

Within an hours drive from Christchurch just north of the small town of Waipara. About a 45 minute drive from Christchurch Airport.

Our Team

We have an awesome team of volunteer staff and helpers making the event happen. To see who's involved, check out our staff list.


Make your choice between (cheaper!) shared bunkrooms or cabins - Sleeping three or six to a room in private bedrooms.

The Theme

The theme for this year is medieval. So dress up, grab your gear and get ready for the furry middle ages!

Got any questions?

More detailed information about the event can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Register now

Convention registration is now open for overnight passes. You can check out the pricing (and perks) of both our bunkroom and cabin passes down below. Information about day passes will be announced very soon.



A large single bunk room, shared with up to 14 other people.

  • Two Nights
  • Convention Entrance
  • All Catered Meals
  • All Activities
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Cabins, available in groupings of either 3 or 6 people. With our cabins you get more privacy and the option to request certain roommates.

  • Two Nights
  • Convention Entrance
  • All Catered Meals
  • All Activities
  • Request your Roommates
Register Now
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