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With majestic mountains and lush countryside, along with fresh local produce and world-class wineries, New Zealand is a country worth paying a visit. Experience the true culture and thriving art scenes of the country, or get indulged in one of the festivals set against a beautiful backdrop. Enlisted below are a few events you should attend in May via bus charter in New Zealand for a convenient commute to these event destinations.
Waiheke Half Marathon
The Waiheke Half Marathon happening on the 6th of the May is a great opportunity to explore the scenic vineyards of the region, right from the golden sandy beaches to the sun-baked plains and wild hillsides. The eclectic combination of picturesque landscape and wine is hard to resist. The Waiheke island in the Hauraki Gulf is blessed with ancient rock base and marine position. It doesn’t matter whether you are an athlete or a social runner, the marathon is suited for everyone. You will be following a flat course over the island’s western tip, hitting the coastline, with the sea breeze calming your nerves.
Magnify AR/VR Expo Summit
Scheduled to be held on the 7th of May at the SkyCity Convention Centre, the summit is one of the world’s first expo for latest gaming and hardware, with augmented reality gaming on offer. There will be a variety of displays at the Expo, and you will enjoy the free panel discussions by experts who discuss everything gaming. The 2nd day will feature business to business sessions including 25 expert speakers from all across the globe.
Known to be the largest trade event in the tourism industry of New Zealand. TRENZ will take place from 9th to 12th of May. As many as 300 international sellers will come under one roof to meet the operators for face to face interaction over 3 days. This is a golden opportunity to get to know about the offshore travel trade, and educate others about your product. Grab this chance for extensive networking with people from the tourism industry, and hundreds of other operators. Build strong business relationships that will really help you and your venture in the near future.
LUX Light Festival
This free public light festival will take place at a waterfront location in Wellington from 12th to 21st of May. Captivating celebration of design, technology, arts and lights will lit up the cobbled laneways of the city. LUX will display a magical assortment of light sculptures that make their way through the town. A wide assortment of architects, designers and artists will take the centre-stage for various activities and performances. The Playground and Circus will be lit up with colours, and the feast of fine art will be highlighting Gallery and Urban Edge precincts.
Orchestra Wellington – Firdbird
On the 13th of May, two musical geniuses will be taking the stage at Orchestra Wellington. One is a well-known musical composer John Elmsly, and the other one is a young violinist Jun Hong Loh. It’s no doubt that Beethoven has mastered the symphonic form, and the young Stravinsky is one of the greatest composers to be launched in worldwide scenario. The Firebird is a result of a high-powered creative team, with Diaghilev matching Stravinsky, combining an imaginative use of orchestra and exciting rhythms.
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Taking place from 17th to 21st of May, this joyous retelling of the Joseph’s Biblical story is one of the most enduring shows of all time. It’s a kaleidoscope of colourful dance numbers and catchy songs, including the likes of Go Go Go Joesph, Close Every Door To Me and Any Dream Will Do. There will be jazz, calypso, French Ballad and rock ‘n’ roll. The brand new version is reimagined with a modern twist, exuding colour, music, exuberance, cheek, fun, high energy and quirkiness. Featuring an outstanding international cast, the production includes Jonathan Roxmouth.
Wellington Underground Market
Easily one of the best shopping destinations in the city, the Wellington Underground Market serves as catalyst for local emerging ventures, where people can get unique collection of stuff, including clothing, gourmet food and locally made designer homewares. You can browse through the stalls, while enjoying live musical performances by local musicians. The family friendly atmosphere at this place is amazing, and you are sure to get a fun, tangible experience of the cultural capital.
Frenchy – Unleashed
The much-anticipated return of Frenchy will take place on the 27th of May at the Wellington’s Opera House. He has received wide critical claim for his sold out shows, given his observational humour, Gumby like moves and inappropriate banter. Come along with your friends or family, and burst with laughter, as you go crazy on the series of gags on offer.
Bluff Oyster Festival
This special festival is held at Bluff to rejoice the seasonal harvest every year, when oysters are at peak. Apart from the central focus on Oysters, other key highlights include a variety of fresh seafood, wild foods and sought-after Muttonbirds. There will be oyster opening, sack creativity awards and eating competitions. Live music adds to the ambiance, as you sample the delicious plump and juicy oysters grown in the clean waters of Foveaux Strait. Being the oldest European settlement in New Zealand, the country offers fascinating maritime history. The region is famed for unspoiled environment and native bird sanctuaries, with great food and friendly locals.
Paradox Tauranga Street Art Festival
Adding to the existing display of street art and turning the city into an outdoor gallery, the Paradox Tauranga Street Art Festival is one of a kind event creating a ground-breaking exhibition. The collection includes works by famous personalities such as Anthony Micallef, Paul Insect and Banksy. With a collective of 6 local and international street artists, the event leaves a remarkable legacy in a natural habitat. Showcasing the work of local artists, the event promises to encourage community interaction, bringing together people from all corners for a dose of dance, music, food and paintings.