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.
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Top paddock music festival

Wairarapa Country Music Festival
January 11-13
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.
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Motueka Country Musical Fest
12-13 January
Motueka, Nelson
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 -

Motueka festival country music

Kiwigrass Bluegrass Festival
February 1-3
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.
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Riverpark Summer Blues Festival
February 16
Get yourself to Waipawa for this brilliant blues fest with acts like Kokomo Blues and The Flaming Mudcats, blues heaven is guaranteed.
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Gorge-us Soundz Music Festival
March 1-3
Lovely Ashurst will play host to this March musical extravaganza in the lovely Manawatu. Eclectic music line-up assures something for everyone.
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WOMAD 2019
March 15-17
New Plymouth
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.
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Womad festival nz

Canterbury Folk Festival 2019
April 19-22
Secure your spot for this grand farewell to the summer festivals - set in an idyllic North Canterbury location and now in its 44th year.
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Katikati Avocado Food and Wine Festival
January 12
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.
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katikati avocado festival

Marlborough Food and Wine Festival
February 9
Brancott Vineyard, Blenheim
The first and still one of the best! World class wines, food and fashion. A unique vineyard festival.
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Hokitika Wildfoods Festival
March 9
Take a walk on the wild side at this iconic west coast event. Need I say whitebait and venison?
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Havelock Mussel Festival
March 16
Food, wine, beer and New Zealand’s favourite seafood – all served in abundance in lovely Havelock.
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Kumeu Classic car and Hotrod Festival
January 19-20
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.
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classic car festival nz

Thames Wings and Wheels
January 26
Thames Aerodrome, Thames
Thames airfield will be the venue for this static aviation, vehicle and music event. Parking at the aerodrome from Friday 3pm.
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Wings over Wairarapa
February 22-24
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.
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Covi campervan Caravan and Outdoor Supershow
March 15-17
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.
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Covi super show nz

The Beach Hop
March 27-31
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.
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Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival
April 23-28
It’s hard to find a more glorious place to indulge autumn colour than in the quaint mining town of Arrowtown.
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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.
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Omaka classic fighters fest



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.


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