New Zealand’s Best Events in 2018

New Zealand’s Best Events in 2018

Events are a great reason to travel and provide a unique way to experience a destination.

Whether it’s sport, art or music that tickles your fancy, we have gathered some of New Zealand’s most exciting events in 2018 that you will definitely want to add to the calendar during your next holiday.

The Auckland Arts Festival will see the city’s live venues come alive from 8 – 25 March, 2018. With a line-up of theatre, dance, music, circus and cabaret shows from national and international artists and entertainers, pair your vacation to this lively city during this 18 day arts extravaganza for a getaway you won’t forget.

Photo source: Auckland Arts Festival

Calling all country music fans! Don’t miss the Bay of Islands Country Music Festival. Lighting up the stage from 11 – 13 May, Paihia and the surrounding region will play host to a range of events that are guaranteed to get the toes tapping. The views are equally as spectacular as the entertainment, too.

Celebrate the start of New Zealand’s winter – Queenstown style. Held from 21 – 24 June 2018, the Queenstown Winter Festival will bring four massive days of fireworks, street parties, parades, international and local acts, family fun and endless entertainment to the lakeside city.

Photo Source: Queenstown Winter Festival

Wanaka is the place to be in August as the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ comes to town from 25 August to 9 September, 2018. Not just the country’s largest recurring sporting event, the Games are also one of the globe’s top winter sport competitions, attracting Olympic, Paralympic and X Games athletes from across the world.

Photo Source: Audi quattro Winter Games NZ

If you find yourself holidaying in the warmer months, the Taupo Summer Concert is an absolute must. Held every January, some of the biggest names in the international rock music scene take to the stage for a day of unforgettable performances. Keep your eye out for 2019 dates.

Photo Source: Taupo Summer Concert

Are you interested in timing your holiday to New Zealand with one of the country’s best events? Get in touch with Classic Holidays about a stay in Auckland, Paihia, Queenstown, Wanaka or Taupo and experience the festivities during your getaway.


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