November means springtime in New Zealand, a beautiful time to visit, with lots happening around the country

 Thursday, November 7, 2019 


Food, festivals, frolics and frocks. New Zealanders celebrate the approach of the warmer months with a burst of energy and creativity, and in ways that are uniquely Kiwi.


Spring in New Zealand puts a (ahem) spring in everyone’s step. The outdoors beckon with new adventures and activities and road trips, and throughout the country food lovers celebrate the fresh bounty of the season with festivals. Springtime is also a spur to creativity, whether in events that celebrate the past or imagine future possibilities.


Summer FAWC! (Food & Wine Classic), Hawke’s Bay

1 – 10 November 2019

FAWC! is New Zealand’s most beautiful food festival, a delectable slice of regional NZ – a 10-day feast packed with 65-plus events in vineyards, country estates, olive groves, markets and dining establishments. At the November edition of the Hawke’s Bay Food and Wine Classic (there’s also a winter FAWC! in June) sample the best from leading chefs and producers in one of NZ’s most productive regions. Think fine full-bodied red wines, lamb and beef, seafood, dairy, stone fruit and olives. On the side, you also get the Art Deco architectural glories of Napier.

Summer FAWC!


The New Zealand Cider Festival, Nelson
16 November 2019

Heaven for cider sippers, Nelson’s fertile fruitful orchards produce over 60% of New Zealand’s cider so where better spot to sample the brew. The fourth edition of the New Zealand Cider Festival will showcase 80+ cider varieties from around NZ.  Set in the historic village of Founders Heritage Park in Nelson the Cider Festival is a celebration of diversity – whether that’s ingredients, producers and consumers – and there’ll be a chance to sample both traditional and ‘new world’ varieties in a relaxed festival environment.

New Zealand Cider Festival


Toast Martinborough, Wairarapa

17 November 2019

At Toast Martinborough, the entire province of Wairarapa, northeast of Wellington, takes part in a day of fine wine, cuisine and music in the open air. You will find yourself staying longer though because this beautiful part of the country studded with charming colonial-era small towns produces some of New Zealand’s best pinot noir, aromatic white wines and dessert wines.

Toast! Martinborough


Oamaru Victorian Fête, Oamaru

17 November 2019
The town of Oamaru on the southeast coast of the South Island is a place where you can turn back time. Established at the height of Victorian-era expansionism, Oamaru once exported the products of its rich pastoral hinterland across the world, its prosperity reflected in grand commercial buildings made from locally quarried limestone. Times change but thanks to the visionary efforts of a local civic trust, Oamaru has the finest collection of heritage-listed buildings in New Zealand. The Victorian Precinct, open for business year-round, hosts a week-long annual heritage celebration culminating in an old-fashioned fête. It’s a fun day of contests, performances and eating and drinking with townspeople dressed in Victorian garb.
Victorian Oamaru Fete

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

30 November 2019 

Feeling fit? Try cycling 160km – that’s up hill, downhill and along the edge of the lake – around beautiful Lake Taupo in the southern hemisphere’s largest cycling event. It’s open to individuals and teams, road cyclists and mountain bikers, and there are shorter, less demanding courses including a kid’s event. With more than 6000 cyclists and around 8000 supporters in town for the weekend, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has been putting the Kiwi cycling community into a spin for 43 years.



Source:- Tourism New Zealand

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