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EVENTS — Festivals and Shows


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



Caroline Bay Carnival

26 Dec–7 Jan, Tues. Timaru

13 days of free entertainment with concerts at 2 & 7pm. New Years Eve, midnight: Pub Charity Fireworks Display.

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Waipukurau Vintage Fair 2024

2 Jan, Tues, Waipukurau, Hawkes Bay

Three days of adventure shopping through a wonderful variety of stalls, selling vintage ware & collectables. There is a campground in the town.

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Egmont Country Music Festival ‘24

5–7 Jan, Fri, Bell Block, Taranaki

Round up the family, friends, and lets kick the New Year off with this fabulous festival. Coming to you off the back of a truck, under the stars. Bring a chair if you like sitting out, or use our seating in the marquees. Food and drinks available on-site. A fun-filled weekend of music and dance. Motorhome parking available.

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Katikati Avocado Food and Wine Festival

13 Jan, Sat, Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Expect great food, the best wines, lively entertainment, excellent company, product displays, kitchen demonstrations and children’s attractions. There are free camping places around Katikati, and NZMCA self-contained vehicles can park at the primary school. | Eventfinda

NZ Spirit Festival South Island ‘24

18–21 Jan, Thu, Charteris Bay, Canterbury

Experience the powerful convergence of art, music, and holistic practices as they create a unique atmosphere for healing and growth. Camping on-site. Family friendly. No dogs, no fires. Orton Bradley Park, Charteris Bay Rd, Charteris Bay, Banks Peninsula | FB | Eventfinda

Marton Country Music Festival

19–21 Jan, Fri, Marton, Rangatikei

3 days of extraordinary music, dancing and friendship. Motorhome and caravan parking on-site. | FB

Blackcaps V Pakistan - T20i

19 Jan, Fri, Christchurch

Friday 19th 7pm and Sunday 21st 1pm. Hagley Oval, South Hagley Park, Riccarton Ave, Christchurch. Christchurch allows 2 nights CSC overnight camping, outside the central city, on the roadside. Eventfinda | Chch camping

Waihi Art and Street Festival

26–27 Jan, Fri, Waihi, Bay of Plenty

The Waihi Art and Street Festival provides a free family festival in Waihi — the town with a heart of gold.

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Turakina Highland Games

27 Jan, Sat, Turakina, Rangitikei

A full day of family fun and entertainment at NZ’s oldest festival of sports, music & dance. Highland dancing, solo bagpiping, solo drumming and pipe band competitions. Traditional Scottish field events for everyone to try. Free on-site parking and low-cost camping is available: there’s aa quiet and a not-so-quiet camp site. | Eventfinda



Katikati A&P Show

4 Feb, Sun, Katikati, Bay of Plenty

It’s shaping up to be an amazing 99th show — with lots to see and do for all the family. There are several free camping sites around Katikati.


Camp Fest

9–11 Feb, Fri, Bulls, Rangatikei

A family camping event bringing together campers from all walks of life. You are welcome with tour tent, campervan, caravan, bus, house truck, teardrop, poptop, camper or 4WD. There will be craft and trade stands, a public market on Saturday followed by music in the evening. We have workshops and discussions planned too: it’s shaping up to be a great weekend. | FB

South Island Motorhome Show ‘24

10 Feb, Sat, Ashburton, Canterbury

New and used motorhomes or caravans, accessories or look at ‘what’s new’ in the marketplace. Socialise with like-minded people —social campers are welcome. Ashburton A&P Showgrounds. Eventfinda |

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival ‘24

10 Feb, Sat, Renwick, Marlborough

Sample local wines and meet the people who make them and enjoy live music. Motorhome parking is available, and there are buses to and from Blenheim. | Eventfinda | Waihopai APC camp

Art Deco Festival Napier 2024

15–18 Feb, Thu, Napier, Hawke’s Bay

One of the great festivals of the world. Celebrate the magnificent Art Deco Capital, built after the 1931 earthquakes. It’s an unforgettable festival experience, brimming with energy, optimism and all that jazz ! | Eventfinda

Taranaki Country Music Festival

15–18 Feb, Thu, Waitara, Taranaki

Bringing you country music — notable international and national artists and encouraging the up and coming. Self-contained motorhomes and caravans can camp at the local school. | FB | Eventfinda

Twizel Salmon and Wine Festival

24 Feb, Sat, Twizel, Mackenzie Country

On the shores of Lake Ruataniwha, a festival for lovers of salmon, wine, food and more. The best from the Mackenzie District. There are free camping spots within range.

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North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival

3 March, Sun, Waipara

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Cruz’n the Bayz

8–10 Mar, Friday: Paihia, Northland

Cruise Northland with like-minded classic/hot rod/muscle car and bike enthusiasts.

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WOMAD New Zealand 2024

15–17 Mar, Fri, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Rediscover the world of music and dance with performers from around the world and across Aotearoa! There’s a tent campsite and a motorhome campsite. | Eventfinda | camping

Northland Fritter Festival 2024

9 Mar, Sat, Whangarei

Local cafes and restaurants compete, iconic kiwi artists provide entertainment. Bus services. Free camping in Whangarei.


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