Kiwis love any excuse to celebrate. A nation of pioneers and artists, farmers and athletes and everything in between; New Zealand culture is as unique as the people who live here.
Our festivals and celebrations reflect this. Quirky, creative and bustling with life, there’s no better way to gain an insight into what it means to be a Kiwi than to join in some of the festival fun during your visit here. Chances are you’ll find delicious food and wine, live entertainment and everything from beautiful artwork to fashionable farm animals. We kiwis love our festivals; we’ll be the ones letting our hair down dancing in front of the live bands or yarning to you about what makes a glass of Marlborough Sav so bloomin’ special.
Whatever your interests, you’re bound to find a festival or celebration that appeals. Lovers of culinary delights and fine wines head to one of the many food & wine festivals dotted around the country, many held during summer amongst the vines or in pretty public settings. Those who are passionate about Art are spoilt for choice; New Zealand has an abundance of festivals that celebrate various types of artwork on offer each year.
At MoaTrek, we love a good celebration, so we’ve listed our favourites to get you inspired. Uniquely New Zealand, the options below each celebrate Kiwi culture in their own special, memorable way.