Festivals in New Zealand

While people come to New Zealand for the amazing sights, there are other reasons to visit this gorgeous island country too! For instance, there are some amazing New Zealand festivals that you wouldn’t want to miss out on as you can experience Pacific culture here.

If you want to make sure you don’t miss a New Zealand festival, then book your tickets at the right time and don’t forget to check the SOTC website so you don’t miss out on good offers and deals on New Zealand tour packages.

New Zealand has several music festivals and events which many people love to partake in. One of the musical events in New Zealand is Splore in Auckland, known to be a typical summer experience with swimming, camping and of course lots of music. Yet another is Rhythm and Alps in Wanaka, a three-day music event that brings together more than 10,000 people to the Cardrona Valley. Some others are Womad, Homegrown and Pasifika.

Food is the greatest leveller and if you enjoy eating, then don’t miss out on the Marlborough Wine Festival where you can party with other wine lovers and enjoy delicious food. Another NZ festival centred around food is Hotitika Wildfoods Festival featuring exciting dishes and an authentic Maori hangi, an earth oven. The Wellington Festival and Marchfest are other notable food and drink festivals celebrated here.

With New Zealand’s British history, it’s bound to have festivals that celebrate this heritage such as the Victorian Fete where people turn up in Victorian dresses. Another interesting festival is the World Buskers Festival, bringing comedians, street performers, artists, and musicians to entertain people.

Some of the other festivals celebrated in New Zealand include Tauranga Arts Festival, Hastings Spring Festival, Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, West Coast Whitebait Festival and Whitianga Scallops Festival.

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