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Top 5 Best Events In New Zealand In July

Looking for a trip to New Zealand but can’t find a reason to go? This list of the top 5 best events in New Zealand in July will inspire you. 

Matariki Fest


This time of the year witnesses one of the largest and funniest festivals of Maori in New Zealand. This is to celebrate the New Year according to the Maori people’s calendar.

The events happen in almost every part of the country. You will see some regions hold the events in late June. The fests last for about 2 weeks, until the middle of July. In 2022, it’s the 24th of June when the carnival takes place.

Matariki Festival consists of many spectacular activities such as food festivals, film screenings, art exhibitions, stargazing, storytelling, etc.

You can easily join these events in the hubs of the country such as Great Barrier Island, Dunedin, Wellington, Auckland, and Picton.

Taranaki Beer Fest – Events In New Zealand


It’s been a while since the last good beer extravaganza in New Zealand. And people do need one to get out of the heat of summer. 

So, this July, New Zealand offers you the best beer fest ever. Don’t hesitate anymore, grab your things and head to New Plymouth – the sunniest place in New Zealand now. This is the place where the fest happens, in the TSB Stadium specifically. 

At the fest, you can enjoy seltzer, cider, and of course, craft beers. Besides, there is also live music and other recreational activities, including a food market.

Mark your calendar on the 1st and 2nd of July so you won’t miss out on this event.

Queenstown Winter Festival


This Winter Festival has a long history since it lasts for more than 40 years until now. And when the fest time is coming, it’s also the start of the ski season.

The celebration takes place in 4 days, from the 7th to the 10th of July. 

The four-day carnival is full of awesome activities for families. And if you’re a snowboard junkie or a skier you can still enjoy this good fest during the Winter Festival weekend. This is well-known as one of the best weekends to spend down in Queenstown in the entire year.

This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever after two COVID-affected years and demand for tickets has already been extremely high. You can read more about the Queenstown Winter Festival in our recent blog.

Inside Dalí – Events In New Zealand


After its big success tour in Auckland, the global Inside Dalí digital art exhibit will be moving to Christchurch this July. The display takes place in about a month and a half, from 11th, July to 26th, August.

Inside Dalí is a virtual art show that focuses on the life of the wonderful Catalan painter – Salvador Dalí. He is known as the father of surrealism and to be one of the most amazing surrealist painters of the 20th century.

New Zealand International Film Fest


The International Film Festival will be going ahead in July and August in 13 cities and towns in New Zealand this year. This is truly a piece of great news for film lovers.

This series of film fests firstly opens in Auckland at the splendid The Civic on July 28. The next destination will be Wellington the following week. Then Christchurch and Dunedin opened on August 11.  Other places are Palmerston North, Hamilton, Tauranga, Hawke’s Bay, Timaru, New Plymouth, Gore, Nelson, and Masterton.

The 2022 version will be a more concentrating one. It will be a short duration in the primary centers and regional ones.

The full program of affairs across 13 venues is currently available on the website of NZIFF.

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