Campervan-friendly Events: Summer 2019
Author: Peta Stavelli Date Posted: 17 December 2018
Top Paddock Music Festival 2018
December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
Lake Hawea, Wanaka
Get the New Year off to a great start at Lake Hawea, Wanaka. Park up and play at the South Island’s largest country music festival. Nine acts across two stages comprising more than eight hours of entertainment. Secure your site early.
More information: toppaddock.co.nz
Wairarapa Country Music Festival
Tauherenikau Racecourse, Tauherenikau
What a line up! John Denver tribute artist Bevan Gardiner tops the line-up of stellar acts at this campervan-friendly event.
More information: tauherenikau.co.nz/country-music-festival
Motueka Country Musical Fest
If you love country music as much as you love beautiful Motueka (who doesn’t love ‘The Mot’?) then this Marchwood Park family-friendly festival is for you. Powered site bookings 021 0811 5240 or Julie - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kiwigrass Bluegrass Festival
Love bluegrass? This festival is a first for New Zealand featuring three international and six Kiwi bands with still more to be announced. Centrally-located at The Narrows Christian Camp, Tamahere, Hamilton.
More information: kiwigrass.nz
Riverpark Summer Blues Festival
Get yourself to Waipawa for this brilliant blues fest with acts like Kokomo Blues and The Flaming Mudcats, blues heaven is guaranteed.
More information: riverparkeventcentre.com
Gorge-us Soundz Music Festival
Lovely Ashurst will play host to this March musical extravaganza in the lovely Manawatu. Eclectic music line-up assures something for everyone.
More information: email@example.com
If you only get to one event this year get to WOMAD for the country’s largest annual line up of international musicians. Dedicated campsite at Brooklands Park, New Plymouth.
More information: womad.co.nz/info/faqs
Canterbury Folk Festival 2019
Secure your spot for this grand farewell to the summer festivals - set in an idyllic North Canterbury location and now in its 44th year.
More information: canterburyfolkfestival.org.nz
FOOD AND WINE FESTIVALS
Katikati Avocado Food and Wine Festival
Kick off a stunning line up of food and wine festivals in the Bay of Plenty. Music, food stalls, cookery demonstrations – all celebrating the avocado. No bookings required.
More information: katikatiavofest.weebly.com/events.html
Marlborough Food and Wine Festival
Brancott Vineyard, Blenheim
The first and still one of the best! World class wines, food and fashion. A unique vineyard festival.
More information: wine-marlborough-festival.co.nz
Hokitika Wildfoods Festival
Take a walk on the wild side at this iconic west coast event. Need I say whitebait and venison?
More information: wildfoods.co.nz
Havelock Mussel Festival
Food, wine, beer and New Zealand’s favourite seafood – all served in abundance in lovely Havelock.
More information: havelockmusselfestival.co.nz
AVIATION AND CAR SHOWS
Kumeu Classic car and Hotrod Festival
Kumeu Showgrounds, Kumeu
The 25th national Jack Daniels Kumeu classic event at Kumeu Showgrounds is sure to find favour with hot rod and car enthusiasts.
More information: kumeuhotrodshow.co.nz
Thames Wings and Wheels
Thames Aerodrome, Thames
Thames airfield will be the venue for this static aviation, vehicle and music event. Parking at the aerodrome from Friday 3pm.
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wings over Wairarapa
The largest aviation event in the North Island is now in its 20th year. This year again featuring all the favourites in military and civil aviation.
More information: wings.org.nz
Covi campervan Caravan and Outdoor Supershow
ABS Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland
The biggest show in the country for RV enthusiasts is not to be missed. Same place, plenty of space for event goers to park.
More information: supershow.co.nz
The Beach Hop
The country’s favourite nostalgia festival is on again at Whangamata’s Area School with all the usual razzamatazz of vintage car and caravan glory it has become famous for.
More information: beachhop.co.nz
Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival
It’s hard to find a more glorious place to indulge autumn colour than in the quaint mining town of Arrowtown.
More information: arrowtownautumnfestival.co.nz/events
2019 Yealands Classic Fighters Airshow Omaka 2019
April 19-21 (Easter Weekend)
This year this always stunning Easter Weekend event celebrates a century of women in aviation. Limited spaces for campervan parking, so book early.
More information: classicfighters.co.nz/classic-fighters-airshow.php
This is just a small selection from the fabulous campervan-friendly-events calendar for the New Year. All of those listed are suitable for CSC campervans.