When the colder months roll around, it’s natural to reach for anything that screams warm and comfort — even when you’re on holidays. The trans-Tasman bubble is finally open, so you might be planning a midyear jaunt to New Zealand; however, don’t think you have to spend your time away staying cosy inside.
There’s a time and place for for that, of course. But NZ’s winter festivals will give you a stack of reasons to get out and enjoy the crisp air. From slopeside music festivals to month-long food celebrations and kaleidoscopic light shows, here are ten festival across New Zealand that you should drop into to your winter getaway itinerary.
MARDI GRAS, OHAKUNE/QUEENSTOWN
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