Events

Home to the renowned World Buskers Festival in Christchurch, Hokitika’s Wild Food Festival, Queenstown’s Winter Festival, Napier’s Art Deco Festival and the World of Wearable Art (to name a few), New Zealand boasts a busy events’ calendar where explosive cultural concerts join thrilling outdoor events, live music and more.

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New Zealanders love socialising and the big occasion and consequently, there’s almost always something good that’s bound to be on near you – just take your pick! Catch big international acts or local-up-and-comers in the music scene in pubs and stadiums across the land, gain insight into local culture by attending a professional theatre production or a locally-made film,  or head to one of many well-regarded art galleries around the country or the nearest museum to see what’s on exhibition.

All cultured out for the moment? Kiwis are into sport in a big way, and the big game is never too far away (try to see the All Blacks play while you’re here for a quintessentially New Zealand experience). Alternatively you can get to one of  the hundreds of themed festivals and special events held all over the country all-year round – there’s one to cater to almost any interest, and some of them are effectively gigantic parties! 

Finally, there are a number of different iconic, uniquely New Zealand events (often held annually) that the locals have embraced  in a big way for all the right reasons. Jump at any chance you might get to attend one of these Kiwi classics – it’s unlikely you’ll be disappointed.