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Festivals

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Honouring the Driving Forces of Our Emergency Services

To 31 August, Invercargill

Look back in time and get up close and personal with our display of emergency services vehicles, the earliest being from the 1920s. Bill Richardson Transport World. Book at local campgrounds. transportworld.co.nz

Matariki Pēwhairangi Festival 2024

Fri 21 Jun–14 Jul

Matariki Pēwhairangi Festival is back for the 4th year to mark Puanga Matariki in the Bay of Islands and surrounds.

Explore a programme of workshops, beautiful waiata, inspiring talks, feasts, star-gazing and family fun! Includes Waitangi Treaty Grounds open day, a film festival, and a dawn cruise. Book at local campgrounds. matarikinz.com

Fire & Ice Hot Air Balloon Glow and Laser Festival

Sat 22 June, Methven

Hot air Balloonists from all over Aotearoa will perform a tethered Hot Air Balloon Glow Show, with lasers light, coordinated by music. ckw.nz/methven

Greytown Festival of Christmas 2024

Sat 29 Jun–27 Jul

A month long programme of spectacular lights, workshops, events, activities, night markets, parties, festive food, mulled wine and gin. Join the All Points Camping event, or stay at a local camp. greytownvillage.com

Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taupō Winter Festival 2024

A range of free and ticketed events including live music, theatre, comedy, and so much more over the July school holidays. Activities and events for kids and adults alike. Book at local campgrounds. taupowinterfestival.co.nz

Winter Deco 2024

Fri 19–21 July, Napier

A winter celebration buzzing with vintage cars, swinging jazz bars, and the heritage trail of light in Art Deco Napier. Book at local campgrounds. artdecofestival.co.nz

Nelson Motorhome, Caravan & Outdoor Show

Sat 9–10 Nov 2024

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park, NelsonBook your site at the holiday park.

nelsonmotorhomeshow.co.nz

Rhythm & Alps 2023

Mon 30 Dec–1Jan, Wanaka

A three-day music festival held in the picturesque Cardrona Valley between Queenstown and Wanaka. It’s a community, and a celebration of life, music, and camaraderie. Onsite camping. rhythmandalps.co.nz

Campfest 2025

Fri 21–23 Feb Bulls Domain, Rangitikei, NI

something for everyone

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