10 New Zealand Events Happening in February 2018

Known for its world class wineries and an invigorating life at the countryside, New Zealand remains to be one of the favourite destinations amongst tourists. Get to know this country more with its cultural heritage and fabulous attractions and embrace the festivities that make it one of the most sought-after travel destinations for people worldwide. Enlisted below are 10 of the most awaited events happening in February which you can attend easily via bus hire in New Zealand for your group travel.

TSB Festival of Lights

Get to visit one of New Zealand’s spectacular botanical gardens, Pekukera Park, and enjoy the holidays with the TSB Festival of Lights as it transforms the site into a magical, illuminated spot with majestic, colourful lights gleaming on the park’s trees. What makes the festivities even more enticing is it comes with a special promotion where you can get the chance to win $2000 worth of Air New Zealand travel.

All you need to do is take your very own festival photo and post it either through your Instagram or Facebook account with the hashtag #letyourlightshine. An event that has been famous to a lot of tourists with about 100,000 visitors coming to see it every single year, this festival is one to include in your bucket list when in New Zealand. Hurry up! This event will end in February 5.

International Kai Festival

If you are looking for world-class entertainment when in New Zealand, do not miss out on its famous International Kai Festival. This one-day affair will take place on the 6th of February at the Founder’s Heritage Park in Nelson. Apart from a great showcase of talent, the event will feature different flavours coming from all over the world. Kai and traditional crafts will be sold by families from the Nelson community too.

North West Wine, Beer and Food Festival

Happening at The Hunting Lodge this 10th of February is the North West Wine, Beer and Food Festival. It will feature a variety of wine, beer, and food which the region North West of Auckland is known for. Dozens of local producers will put up stalls for their respective brands but apart from this showcase of great flavours, it will also be featuring live music from New Zealand’s very own talents like Alae,

Julia Deans and Fly My Pretties.

The festivities will be catered by no less than the best in the world of wine, beer, and food in New Zealand. Amongst them are The Riverhead, Hallertau Brewery, The Hunting Lodge, The Tasting Shed, and Dr Feelgood. Enjoy beverages served by Colab Brewing, Kumeu River, Coopers Creek Vineyard, Mama’s Brew Shop, Liberty Brewing Company, West Brook Winery and Soljans Estate Winery.

Southern Field Days

A three-day event which will start on the 14th of February and end on the 16th of the said month, Southern Field Days is an event that will showcase products from New Zealand’s Agricultural and Forestry Industry. This will focus more on the various technologies as well as the latest equipment and ideas which will help in the growth of this particular industry in the country.

The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer’s Night Dream

The popular Shakespeare play ‘The Merchant of Venice’ will run from the 17th of January until the 29th of March at the Pop-up Globe Theatre in Auckland. Open to all ages, the play will definitely be one for the books for tourists who are out on a holiday and locals wanting to discover more about one of the most famous plays of all time. Get ready to discover more about friendship, cunning disguises, and forbidden love with the Merchant of Venice. On the same venue, another Shakespearean play will be showcased from the 18th of January to the 31st of March, that is, A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

International Yoga Festival

Perfect for those who are into physical fitness, the International Yoga Festival is one to include in your itineraries if you happen to visit Auckland, New Zealand between the 22nd and 25th of February. Happening in Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, expect to bring home with you an experience like no other with the different yoga philosophies that will help enrich your overall wellbeing.

Coastella Music Festival

Drop by the Southward Car Museum on the 17th of February and experience a ‘Vibrant Summer Musical Discovery’ via the Coastella Music Festival. This year’s line-up will continue to showcase musical diversity by bringing in acts that will feature a mix of the most popular music all over the world – from lively folk tunes and indie rock to Balkan music madness and Japanese banjo. The Black Seeds, a popular New Zealand reggae rhythms band, is amongst the performers for the said event.

Gourmet in the Gardens

Starting on the 21st of January and ending on the 25th of March, Gourmet Gardens is the perfect event for those of you wanting to taste the various cuisines from all over the world. This is definitely a great holiday affair for family and friends who want to bask under the heat of the sun whilst enjoying food and music altogether. This is open to people of all ages and will happen in Rhododendron Lawn in Hamilton Gardens.

Splore Festival

Happening in Papakura’s Tapapakanga Regional Park from the 23rd to the 25th of February, Splore Festival is a fusion of New Zealand’s music and the arts. It is a festival of choice amongst people who want to discover the musical heritage of the country. The Musical Instruments Industry of New Zealand will play a great part in the event.

Queenstown Home Show

If you are in for a unique treat during a holiday in New Zealand, do not forget to catch the Queenstown Home Show. This big event will happen from the 23rd to the 25th of February in the Queenstown Events Centre. Showcasing products from New Zealand’s Household Consumables, and Household Services Industries, expect to see products and services for interior design as well as health jewelleries, whole body vibration machines and massage machines.

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