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Festivals

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.

June


Tussock Country Music Festival

25 May - 5 Jun: Gore, Southland

Bringing the rural community and NZs country music community together for ten days and 60+ events celebrating music, food, rural life, entertainment and camaraderie.  Overnight parking at the showgrounds. Dogs on leads.  tussockcountry.nz


NZ Highwaymen

5 June, Mon: Gore

Legends of Kiwi Country music will play an electrifying show in the NZ capital of Country Music. Overnight parking at the showgrounds. Dogs on leads.  tickets NZ HighwayMen nzhighwaymen.com/home


July

Festival of Christmas & Rose & Smith Mid-Winter Party

1-29 July: Greytown

Greytown celebrates with a month-long programme of spectacular lights, workshops, events, Matariki activities, markets, parties, food and family fun.

Tauherenikau Motorhome and caravan park. Certified Self contained vehicles.

Festival greytownvillage.com/let-it-snow-2023

Parking tauherenikau.co.nz/motorhome-and-caravan-park


Oxford Matariki Winter Lights Festival 2023

1 - 16 July: Oxford, Canterbury

We light up to celebrate Matariki and to raise community spirits during mid-winter. Houses, businesses and everything else gets the special treatment making it a magical place to visit when it gets dark. Come and visit to enjoy our country hospitality and the mid- winter lights. Freedom camping 1km from town by the river. oxfordnewzealand.co.nz


BRANDED Winter Warm Up Country Music Fest

28-30 July, Fri: Karapiro, Waikato

The annual country music fest in Cambridge. Certified Self contained parking in Leamington. No dogs.  ckw/nz/branded-fb


September


South Island Endurance Race Series - Round 2

22-23 Sept, Friday: Invercargill

Round 2 of the South Island Endurance Championship is coming to Teretonga Park. The South Island Endurance Racing Drivers Club is a circuit based Motor Racing Series. Free overnight parking for ticket-holders. No pets. teretonga.org.nz/race/


October


Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival

27 Oct - 5 Nov: Taranaki

A ten day adventure into the homes of garden gurus throughout the Taranaki region.

See the variety of plants we can grow in Taranaki at New Zealand’s friendliest garden festival. No specific parking. Some gardens offer overnight parking. Check with the gardens.  taranakigardens.co.nz/our-festival/festival-info/

Facebook: Facebook.com/TaranakiFringeGardenFestival/

Instagram: Instagram.com/taranakifringegardenfestival/


November


Robbie Williams XXV Tour 2023

12 Nov, Sat: Napier

one of the finest male pop stars of his generation comes to this Mission Estate Winery concert. (11th is sold out). Certified self contained vehicles can park within walking distance.   missionconcert.co.nz Parking Email to book minceyanddi@xtra.co.nz 


Cross Hills Gardens Country Fair

18 Nov, Saturday: Kimbolton

Shop quality stalls, taste delicious food and relax to live music in a fun-filled atmosphere. There's something for everyone, even the guys! Why not make a weekend of it and book a motorhome site for $5 a night. Booking essential. No dogs. crosshillsfair.co.nz


Wings Over Wairarapa Air Festival 2023

24-26 Nov, Friday: Masterton

 The beautiful Wairarapa provides a stunning backdrop to an extravaganza of aerial action over three days.  In addition to the spectacular flying programme, there are fantastic ground displays and activities for small and big kids alike.  Overnight parking for self contained vehicles at the  Masterton A&P Showgrounds, with a free shuttle service to the aerodrome. Dogs on leads.  Buy parking as an add on to your ticket purchase. wings.org.nz


Harvest Festival Hawkes Bay

25 Nov, Saturday: Napier

A celebration of Hawkes Bay Food & Wine country. Harvest Festival Hawkes Bay. Sixteen wineries and 9 eateries. Tickets are limited. A shuttle service lets you camp or park in Napier, Hastings or Havelock North. Facebook harvesthawkesbay.com


2024


Egmont Country Music Jan 2024

5-7 Jan: Taranaki

For a great weekend full of music and dance keep watching this page for updates.  What a way to begin 2024. Come join us. To book parking phone. Facebook ckw.nz/egmont-country-festival


Warbirds Over Wanaka Mar 2024

Fri, 29 - 31 Mar 2024, Wanaka

This is the largest Warbird airshow in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the world's top four. It is a biennial event and around 50,000 people come to Wanaka for Warbirds and classic aircraft. Camping at local camping grounds. No dogs in the day carpark. warbirdsoverwanaka.com

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