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The New Zealand American Association of San Francisco (NZAASF)

Kia ora and welcome to SF Kiwis!

NZAASF provides a social and networking forum for Kiwis and their American friends in the Bay Area.
At the same time, we work to promote NZ - the people, the culture, the food and wine,
the sport, the place (and the hobbits!)

Our mission is to promote and foster good relations between New Zealand and the US through a
variety of social and cultural events held in the Bay Area.
We are all ambassadors!

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Next Event

Annual Summer Picnic and AGM

Sunday August 18

Tilden Park Carousel picnic area

Kiwi Campout

Mendocino Coast – 2024

Our annual Coastal Kiwi Campout offers a relaxed, refreshingly wild Pacific Ocean experience in the beautiful Mendocino area - you can pitch your tent and then pitch in! During the days, there are loads of outdoor options, from hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, a walk down to the private beach, or simply relax by the campsite. Bring your own kayak and fishing gear, or rent them for the day from a local outdoor store.The Northern California coast is stunningly beautiful, but it can get cold and foggy at night, so be sure to bring an extra blanket or two and a warm jacket.

Arrival starts at noon on Saturday; after everyone’s set up we’ll gather for an afternoon of Meet & Greet wine & cheese tasting, followed by a BBQ featuring a NZ Lamb extravaganza - graciously donated by our friends at Atkins Ranch. Saturday evening features an outdoor performance from an awesome band or musician, hand-picked by our Mendocino hosts Gower and Robyn Smith.

On Sunday morning we’ll provide bacon, eggs, bagels, smoked salmon to get your day started, then feel free to explore Mendocino, from the hiking trails to the beach, to shopping in town. We’ll gather again in the evening for a Sunday night dinner with treats from Burtonz Bakery, and more of a “simple “ kiwi dinner. Monday - after a hearty breakfast and clean up, we can casually pack and head out, leaving everything as we found it.

In true Kiwi style we'll all be chipping in around the camp – all campers will be asked to help with some specific tasks by the person heading up each night’s meal. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share – NZ classics are encouraged!

There will be a per Camper cost of $75.00 per person to cover the camp basics such as porta potties and wash stations, and of course the yummy food options mentioned above. 

Have an idea for a fun camp-out activity? Let us know at . We're are always open to suggestions. Morning yoga overlooking the Pacific ocean anyone?

Lastly, please try to be "green aware" and reduce plastic waste, by bringing any reusable items like plates, cups, cutlery - and leave any unnecessary packaging at home. We are a bunch of eco-friendly Kiwis, so we'll pack all the trash out with us, and protect the beautiful Mendocino coast.

Tickets for this 21-and-over event will be offered first to SF Kiwis paid members, so be sure to sign up or renew as space is limited to 40 campers and we expect to sell out. Please visit to check your membership status, and register for this wonderful weekend among Kiwis!


Guests are expected to bring their own drinking water/additional drinks/food, their favorite camping set up, and to help pitch in with side-dishes/desserts to go with the main course in the evenings.In the spirit of leave-no-trace camping, guests will be expected to help take all of the trash out from the beautiful property. We'll do a raccoon proofing every night and various other fun camping things.

Guests will be asked to sign a liability waiver at the site, given the risks associated with camping on a working farm, and there being exposed cliffs. As part of the ticket purchase process, guests will be indicating that they realize the risks involved in camping close to a wild west coast beach at the water’s edge near the tall and beautiful cliffs.

Click here for tickets

SF Kiwis logo t-shirts

Now available online.

Please select the Merchandise page from the website menu above.
2 different t-shirt cuts, regular, and a V-neck.
All sizes available whilst supply lasts, however we do strive to keep all sizes in stock.

Kiwi Campout, Holiday Party, and Waitangi Day

A great time was had by all, you can check out the proof of that in the photos on our Facebook page

Our Sponsors and Friends of SF Kiwis


If you would like to know about sponsorship and donation opportunities, please email us at info (at) sfkiwis (dot) com

A big THANK YOU to everybody who attended or assisted with any of our recent events

with special thanks to all our supporters who donated items, services, or time.
Also, remember that we can't do this alone. If you can volunteer any skills you have, even if it's just being another pair of hands, we need to hear from you!
Please email us at if you can help in any way.

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