With highs of 19 degrees, rolling green hills and festivals everywhere you turn, it doesn’t get much better than exploring New Zealand in the springtime.
If you are planning a road trip in a campervan then our list of events to enjoy throughout September and October will be right up your alley.
ARROWTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL
At Athanaeum Hall is a celebration of Art in the Wakatipu region. Spread over four days including workshops, tours, markets and talks, this is a brilliant community arts event.
This unique family carnival features Queenstown’s only car display and competitions involving the entire community. Witness the ‘Chippies Challenge’ with some of the region’s finest craftsmen competing to create and sell their beautiful bespoke items.
QUEENSTOWN JAZZ FEST
Indulge in your love of jazz music and live entertainment over 4 days with the 39th Annual Jazz Fest in Queenstown. Featuring over 40 different free events and ticketed concerts, this is well worth travelling in your campervan to Queenstown for.
WINE AND FOOD CELEBRATION
Here you can enjoy the finest selections of New Zealand’s most successful wine region, plus sample food and wine creations inspired by the Spanish region. Explore the event’s classes, workshops and tastings as you prepare for a culinary celebration of New Zealand’s culture.
AUCKLAND DIWALI FESTIVAL
Join tens of thousands of people for the Diwali Festival, celebrating the ethnic diversity of Auckland, in particular the Indian influence. This free event has everything from rides to storytelling, from workshops to food stalls, and ends big with a firework display.
CHRISTCHURCH SPRING CARNIVAL
September 24 – October 9
The perfect school holiday fun for the whole family with rides, competitions and show bags galore at the new Brighton Village Green Showground. Look for family specials when you buy your tickets.
This Labour Weekend, the people of Christchurch will celebrate urban creativity within their city with this year’s theme revolving around sustainability through recycling and design. There will be large-scale installations, workshops, pop-up projects, foraging tours and live performances.
WELLINGTON SPRING FEST
September 23 – 25
Bigger and better each year, this festival begins with a charity art competition and then continues to include chariot and bicycle races, reenactments and Spring tours.
WELLINGTON FOLK FESTIVAL
Set in the Moore Valley just out of Wellington is the 50th annual Folk Festival. Relax as you eat slow, listen to the chill folk artists and dance the night away with friends.
DUNEDIN ARTS FESTIVAL
September 30 – October 9
Combining theatre, art, dance, live music and comedy, this festival brings together the best local and national expression of the arts. This event prides itself on being a boutique festival in a boutique city.
THE CHURCH TOUR
This tour showcases four iconic New Zealand songwriters, recording artists and performers as they collaborate and join forces in this unique event. Featuring Sharon O’Neill, Shona Laing, Debbie Harwood and Hammond Gambie for an unprecedented showcase of talent and New Zealand music history.
These are just a few of the events you can experience throughout the springtime in New Zealand, so pack your bags and find your ideal campervan hire with SHAREaCAMPER for the ultimate adventure.
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