New Zealand Events

We’ve got a New Zealand events calendar packed with things to do. Kiwis love events and if you want to see unique culture in action get along to one of our stunning natural venues and rub shoulders with friendly locals. For more inspiration, visit www.newzealand.com/events
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Matariki - When the Matariki star cluster rises into the skies of New Zealand, it signals a month-long celebration across the country of the Māori New Year. #newzealand

Matariki - When the Matariki star cluster rises into the skies of New Zealand, it signals a month-long celebration across the country of the Māori New Year.

The Marlborough Wine and Food Festival - The Marlborough region produces some of the world’s best wines – and these are celebrated at New Zealand’s original and most successful wine festival. #newzealand

The Marlborough Wine and Food Festival - The Marlborough region (Upper South Island) produces some of the world’s best wines – and these are celebrated at New Zealand’s original and most successful wine festival.

F.A.W.C! - The ‘food bowl’ of New Zealand will show off its wares this November during a brand new series of unique, premium food and wine events. #newzealand

New Zealand - The Hawkes Bay has over 140 vineyards and 30 wineries. Enjoy the region’s bounty through organised tours, cycle trips or casually dropping in on the many wineries which often also have their own restaurant and cafes attached

England Cricket Tour of New Zealand - Howzat! The England cricket team, and its ‘Barmy Army’ supporters, will tour New Zealand in 2013, marking their first visit to kiwi shores for 5 years. #newzealand

England Cricket Tour of New Zealand - Howzat! The England cricket team, and its ‘Barmy Army’ supporters, will tour New Zealand in marking their first visit to kiwi shores for 5 years.

Forrest GrapeRide - Pedal through stunning Marlborough scenery, then get off your bike and try your hand at crushing grapes; riding the Forrest GrapeRide is truly unique. #newzealand

Forrest GrapeRide - Pedal through stunning Marlborough scenery, then get off your bike and try your hand at crushing grapes; riding the Forrest GrapeRide is truly unique.

Sample weird and wacky foods from the South Island’s West Coast at the famous annual Hokitika Wildfoods Festival. Intrepid foodies only - this one's not for the faint of heart!

Sample weird and wacky foods from the South Island’s West Coast at the famous annual Hokitika Wildfoods Festival. Intrepid foodies only - this one's not for the faint of heart!

Visa Wellington On a Plate - The food and drink of the culinary capital of New Zealand are celebrated during two weeks of gastronomic delights at the annual Visa Wellington On a Plate. #newzealand

Wellington On a Plate is New Zealand's largest and tastiest culinary festival. Two weeks of food fun!

The World of WearableArt  Awards Show in Wellington, NZ, is WOW by name and WOW by nature – you won’t see anything like it anywhere else in the world.

The World of WearableArt Awards Show in Wellington, NZ, is WOW by name and WOW by nature – you won’t see anything like it anywhere else in the world.

Winter Games NZ - The world’s best winter sports athletes will compete on the ultimate testing ground of the snowy slopes and ice of the South Island in August 2013. #newzealand

Winter Games NZ - The world’s best winter sports athletes will compete on the ultimate testing ground of the snowy slopes and ice of the South Island in August

Challenge Wanaka – profiled as ‘the world’s most scenic iron distance triathlon’ – plays out across a stunning New Zealand South Island alpine landscape. #newzealand

Challenge Wanaka – profiled as ‘the world’s most scenic iron distance triathlon’ – plays out across a stunning New Zealand South Island alpine landscape. #newzealand

2013 UCI BMX World Championships - The world's best BMX riders will compete in Auckland next year when the awe-inspiring sports hits NZ. #newzealand

2013 UCI BMX World Championships - The world's best BMX riders will compete in Auckland next year when the awe-inspiring sports hits NZ.

Marlborough produces some of the world’s best wines – and these are celebrated at our original and most successful wine festival. Over 8,000 wine lovers from NZ and overseas attend the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival, held every February at Brancott Estate - one of the region’s oldest and most beautiful vineyards.

The Marlborough Wine and Food Festival - The Marlborough region (Upper South Island) produces some of the world’s best wines – and these are celebrated at New Zealand’s original and most successful wine festival.

Compete and holiday in paradise when you get sporty in New Zealand. Check out these top cycling and multisport events.

Compete and holiday in paradise when you get sporty in New Zealand. Check out these top cycling and multisport events.

Beach racing at the Burt Munro Challenge in Southland. It's a celebration of the Invercargill motorbike racing legend who holds the land speed record (under-1000cc) which he set at Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Beach racing at the Burt Munro Challenge in Southland. It's a celebration of the Invercargill motorbike racing legend who holds the land speed record which he set at Bonneville Salt Flats in

The Cricket World Cup is coming to New Zealand in 2015 - we've got the lowdown on the host cities and handcrafted itineraries for sports nuts.

Wellington’s Westpac Stadium – known affectionately as the ‘Cake Tin’ – opened in 1999 to replace the former rugby venue of Athletic Park

GEON Art Deco Weekend - The Art Deco Capital of the World steps back in time in February to celebrate the glamour and style of the 1920s and ‘30s during the GEON Art Deco Weekend. #newzealand

GEON Art Deco Weekend - The Art Deco Capital of the World steps back in time in February to celebrate the glamour and style of the and during the GEON Art Deco Weekend.

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