New Year’s Eve

31 December 2019
Always a night to celebrate, check out our post to find out more about New Zealand’s best New Year’s Eve festivals.

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Rhythm & Alps FestivalRhythm & Alps NYE Festival. Image credit: Rhythm & Alps

ASB Classic

6–18 January 2020 - ASB Tennis Arena, Auckland
See some of the top international tennis players compete during the 2 week long ASB Classic.

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Great Kiwi Beer Festival

25 January 2020, North Hagley Park - Christchurch
7 March 2020, Claudelands Events Centre - Hamilton

Featuring both big names and craft breweries, enjoy listening to lots of great New Zealand musicians while drinking your favourite beers and discovering some new faves.

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

27 January 2020 - Albert Park, Auckland CBD
Auckland’s day-long alternative music festival in the central city, featuring local and international artists. Headline acts for 2020 include The 1975, Rufus du Sol, Charli XCX, Ruel, Earl Sweatshirt, and King Gizzard & The Lizard.

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Auckland Pride Festival

1–14 February 2020 - Various locations, Auckland
Every year Auckland celebrates its Rainbow communities with a 2 week long festival.

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Kathmandu Coast to Coast

7–8 February 2020 - West Coast to Christchurch
See competitors run, bike, hike, and kayak the 243km course from the South Island’s West Coast across the Southern Alps, ending in Christchurch.

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Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

8 February 2020 - Brancott Vineyard, Blenheim
New Zealand’s longest running wine and food festival has everything; Marlborough wines, gourmet food and live music.

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Splore Music and Arts Festival

21–23 February 2020 - Tapapakanga Park, Firth of Thames
An eclectic 3 day music and arts festival just 70km south-east of Auckland’s city centre. Headline acts for 2020 inlude DJ EZ, The Parov Stelar Band, Kate Tempest, Brass Against, Tuxedo, and Fly My Pretties.
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New Zealand Festival of the Arts

21 February – 15 March 2020 - Wellington
Wellington’s international festival of the arts is not to be missed for art and theatre buffs.

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New Zealand Open

27 February – 1 March 2020 - Queenstown
Hosted at two beautiful golf courses, Millbrook Resort and The Hills, the New Zealand Open is a premier golfing event featuring a mix of professional and amateur golfers.

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Zach Murray 2019 Winner, New Zealand OpenZach Murray 2019 Winner, New Zealand Open. Image credit: New Zealand Open