New Year’s Eve celebrations are kind of big thing in New Zealand. I guess it would be similar to a holiday like the 4th of July in the U.S….we’re talking about great summer fun: concerts, BBQs, road trips, beach parties, and ocean outings. Derik and I won’t be in New Zealand for New Year’s to experience all the fun because we’ve decided to take a cruise around the South Pacific islands and then bring in 2015 Sydney, Australia style.
There’s always next year.
If you’re living in New Zealand now, or have plans to come visit over the holidays, here are a few events you might want to consider attending.
Britomart Beach Party -Auckland (North Island)
This event has been sold out the last two years, and it’s coming back in epic style! Four venues, live music, DJ’s, great food…what more could you want? FYI…Auckland is the first major city to bring in the New Year. Go be the first of your friends to celebrate!
Highlife New Year’s Eve-Auckland (North Island)
If beach partying isn’t your thing, why not try a swag celebration in a gorgeous winery? Music, gourmet food, classy drinks, and fireworks? Sounds like my kind of party! Tickets to this event are almost sold out, so get yours fast!
Queenstown NYE Celebration-Queenstown (South Island)
Located in one of the most picturesque towns in New Zealand, this NYE celebration is bound to be epic. Set right along the lakefront, you’ll be enjoying live music, entertainers, and fireworks with one gorgeous backdrop. Best of all? This event is free to attend!
Rhythm and Vines-Gisborne (North Island) It’s been years since I went to a music festival. We all know summer music festivals are the best, so one that’s located in one of the most gorgeous countries on earth?! Sign me up. Located in a vineyard with over 70 international and local artists…Rhythm and Vines is bound to be a blast.
Rhythm and Alps– Wanaka (South Island) If you’re not planning to visit the North Island, don’t worry, head right on over to the Rhythm and Alps music festival! Rhythm and Alps is located in Wanaka, a town of breathtaking views and sunsets. Go enjoy both international and local bands, great food, and new friends.
We all know festival tickets can be a little steep, so you’ll be excited to learn that Europcar is giving away three day passes to either the Rhythm and Vines or Rhythm and Alps for you and one other friend! What a way to bring in the New Year, yes?
All you have to do is comment at the bottom of their giveaway announcement post which festival you want to go to, who you want to see and why and you’ll be entered in to win those tickets! You only have until December 7th to enter…so do it ASAP!