The Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival a celebration of dark skies, astronomy, and the global success of Tekapo’s International Dark Sky Reserve, will bring a range of arts and cultural activities to the Canterbury region when it returns in Twizel from the 9th to the 11th of October.
What's on in New Zealand
Aoraki Mackenzie Starlight Festival 2015
Taste of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest restaurant food festival, promises to heats things up as we head towards summer by bringing together some of the country’s top restaurants in a 4 day culinary affair from 5 – 8 November.
Gisborne Wine & Food Festival
This much loved annual food and wine festival has been on Eastland’s to-do list every Labour Weekend since 1997, allowing visitors to savour the finest of the region’s fabulous wine and food at Gisborne winery cellar doors which are open for all to visit at their own pace.
Nelson Arts Festival 2015
The Nelson Arts Festival brings 13 days of fabulous arts exuberance, including both free events and ticketed shows, to New Zealand’s sunshine capital. This year’s programme is packed with acts from all over the globe, as well as local talent.
Queenstown Jazzfest 2015
From humble beginnings in 1978, the Queenstown Jazz Festival has become one of Queenstown’s most popular events, featuring world class musicians from throughout the country and around the globe each year, and becoming the tourist town’s biggest spring time event.
Save Kiwi Month
The kiwi is an absolute icon – probably the icon – of New Zealand, and we have to do our utmost to look after it. That’s why there are a number of conservation initiatives in place for looking after these special birds, and a major effort is taking place in October with Save Kiwi Month. You can donate to this important New Zealand cause at the Kiwis for Kiwi website.
New Zealand Opera: Tosca
With spectacular productions of Cinderella and Madama Butterfly already under their belt this year, New Zealand Opera is gearing up for their next big effort, Tosca. With seasons in Auckland and Wellington, accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, respectively, the show brings together local and international opera stars for the musical thriller that tells the tale of a woman motivated to commit murder for love.
One Meal To Rule Them All
You’ve heard of dinner and a movie, but how about dinner in a movie? Lord of the Rings fans can now get their gastronomic geek on and dine like a Hobbit at The Green Dragon Inn by taking an Evening Dinner Tour at the Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata. With Hobbiton brought into the electric 21st century, the Hobbiton Movie Set experience now offers after-dark tours.