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EVENTS — Festivals and Shows

These events offer an opportunity for people to overnight while they attend. Some are restricted to certified self contained vehicles, some restrict or ban pets. Check the event website for details.


SI Endurance Race Series - Round 2

22–23 Sept, Friday: Invercargill


Waiau pig hunting competition

Labour Weekend (21–23 Oct). A fund raiser for the fire brigade.

Hurunui Garden Festival

26–29 Oct: Hurunui. Intimate and whimsical, grand and formal: something to inspire every gardener. Gardens, workshops, events, tours, food.

RESTORE Rally 2023: Bikes, trikes, all welcome

13– 15 Oct: Waiau

A rider event, open to all over 18 years. Live blade shearing; MoonDog plays his blues, a new young band to rock you.

Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

27 Oct–5 Nov: Taranaki


Waiau fireworks

4 Nov. Fab night out with lots of fun, family entertainment, stalls. Pay with cash.

Nelson Motorhome & Caravan Show

11–12 Nov, Saturday: Tahunanui Beach Holiday Park, Nelson

Cross Hills Gardens Country Fair

18 Nov, Sat: Kimbolton

Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival 2023

24–26 Nov, Fri: Masterton

Harvest Festival Hawkes Bay

25 Nov, Sat: Napier


Egmont Country Music Jan 2024

5–7 Jan: Taranaki on Facebook

Marton Country Music Festival

19–21 Jan: Marton

Camp Fest

9–11 Feb: Bulls, Manawatu

Warbirds Over Wanaka Mar 2024

29–31 Mar 2024, Wanaka

Waiau School trail ride 2024

6–7 April: Waiau. For competent riders of off-road motorcycles and ATVs. Breathtaking. Basic overnight camping.

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