Article Eventful travel times ahead
New Zealand is no stranger to a jam-packed calendar and it doesn't stop now that the colder season has arrived.
Instead of parking yourself on the couch for the winter season hire a campervan and explore. We've found a few ideas and events worth travelling to that we think will help to get some travel-spiration.
AUCKLAND: Auckland On Water Boat Show
29 Sept - 2 Oct 2016 Held in Auckland’s magnificent Viaduct Harbour over four days, this is New Zealand’s largest on-water boat show. Whatever your on-water interests are this is where you want to speak to experts and get hands on information about products and services. Read more!
CHRISTCHURCH - New Zealand Grand National Racing Carnival
Sat 06 Aug, Wed 10 Aug, Sat 13 Aug 2016 Winter racing at its best! The Grand National Carnival highlights top class racing featuring the spectacular jumpers. Read more!
12-13 Aug 2016 Over 200 craft beers, unique brews, good tunes and great food await at Beervana, Wellington's craft beer festival. Read more!
QUEENSTOWN: The American Express Queenstown Winter Festival
24 June - 3 July 2016 Some say it’s the biggest winter party in the Southern Hemisphere and certainly gives added reason to visit this already popular destination. Winter Festival is the highlight of winter and brings visitors from all over the world – not just for winter sports action but also to enjoy the buzzing Mardi Gras atmosphere that spreads from the mountain slopes to town centre. Read more!
HORORATA: Hororata Highland Games
05 Nov 2016 This unique event is best described as traditional Scottish Highland Games with a Kiwi twist. The Games are the only event in the South Island that offer all the traditional Scottish competitions. The motivation behind the Games is not only to raise money; it is also to raise the profile of the area and its local businesses so the benefits are felt by the community throughout the year. Read more!
DUNEDIN: The Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival
16 - 22 July 2016 Every July the southern city of Dunedin hosts what could be New Zealand's most mouth-watering festival, the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival. The Carnival culminates with the famous Cadbury Jaffa Race where giant Cadbury Jaffas hurtle their way down Baldwin Street in Dunedin – the world’s steepest street. Read more!
BLUFF: Bluff Oyster Festival
21 May 2016 Every year when the oysters are at their best, Bluff at the southern-most point of the South Island, holds a special festival to celebrate the seasonal harvest. Read more!
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