Festival Vibes Road Trip

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This groovy road trip features amazing music festivals set against epic scenery and heaps of ways to experience New Zealand’s outdoor lifestyle & culture.

A groovy road trip

Eastland
Rhythm and Vines Festival, Eastland

By @leedads

Auckland
Bethell's Beach, Auckland

By @jordentually

The Coromandel
Cathedral Cove, The Coromandel

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Rotorua
Te Puia Hot Pools, Rotorua

By @lisamw57

Wellington
Wellington Waterfront Park, Wellington

By Rob Suisted

Hawke's Bay
Food and Wine Classic Hawke's Bay, Hawke's Bay

By Food and Wine Classic Hawke's Bay

Eastland

Eastland

Look forward to a relaxed lifestyle & epic New Year’s party.

Highlights

  • Rere Rock Slide
  • First place in the world to see New Year
  • Rhythm & Vines Festival

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Auckland

Auckland

Featuring laneway gigs to concerts in wineries & parks.

Highlights

  • Waiheke Island – winery concerts
  • City laneway gigs
  • West coast beaches & rainforest

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The Coromandel

The Coromandel

A beachy lifestyle & relaxed gigs make it a summer hot spot.

Highlights

  • Hot Water Beach & Cathedral Cove
  • Epic camping
  • Coromandel Gold New Year’s Party

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Rotorua

Rotorua

Enjoy geothermal wonders & culture in this top spot.

Highlights

  • Maori culture
  • Bubbling mud pools, geysers, hot pools
  • White water rafting, luge, zipline

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Wellington

Wellington

Dial up the fun at the capital’s many gigs & festivals.

Highlights

  • Annual Homegrown Music Festival
  • Arts, culture & history
  • Great coffee, pubs & craft beer

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Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay

Nothing beats the winery concerts in this part of the world.

Highlights

  • Wineries and food
  • World’s largest mainland gannet colony
  • Iconic winery concerts

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From wineries and beaches to alpine backdrops, the locations of New Zealand’s music festivals set them apart from others. International and local artists line-up at these epic events.

Check the festival dates before you come so you can hit up as many as possible. Typically festival season is on full swing from late spring to early autumn.

Auckland is pumping with gigs and iconic festivals, including the Laneway Festival, Splore and Christmas in the Park. Our biggest city is also home to a buzzing night life, idyllic islands, wild surf beaches backing on to rainforests and stunning volcanoes. Head to The Coromandel to enjoy relaxed gigs and a laidback vibe at one its many beachside towns. Chill out with fish & chips and beer on the beach, dig your own pool at Hot Water Beach and kayak at Cathedral Cove – this is the pinnacle of coastal lifestyle.

In New Zealand’s geothermal centre – Rotorua – watch shooting geysers, soak in a hot pool and enjoy the local Maori culture. Then head east to Gisborne to experience life at different pace. Be the first in the world to see the sun, get your thrills on the Rere Rock Slide, surf, camp and dive – Eastland presents a different kind of magic. Here join the annual Rhythm & Vines Festival and be the first in the world to welcome New Year’s!

To the south, Hawke’s Bay is renowned for its world-class wines, artisan food, Art Deco architecture and winery concerts. You’ve to attend one to know why they’re so special. Round out your Festival Vibes road trip in Wellington, the cool capital where you can enjoy great coffee, craft beer, pubs, culture and the epic Homegrown Music Festival – one of the best on the circuit!

 

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