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Christmas and New Year in New Zealand

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Christmas and New Year in New Zealand

1. Posted by cejones (Budding Member 22 posts) 7y

Hey guys,
Next Christmas and New Year I will be in New Zealand. I know backpackers always shout about the festive period being awesome in Oz.. so I'm looking for suggestions of where is best to be. Anyone been there in the past for Xmas? or planning to be there for Xmas 2010? I'll most probably be in the Southern Island.

2. Posted by addyeddy (Budding Member 23 posts) 6y

I am going to New Zealand in November until May 2011. So i'll be around for xmas and NYE :)
You heard where the festivals/parties are yet? Adam.

3. Posted by Libbyjayne (Budding Member 35 posts) 6y

Hey guys. Ill be in New Zealand then to! I arrive 2nd November and there til about april/may. x

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5. Posted by ppaleja (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y


I'll also be in NZ around 28th December! I'll prolly head for the South Island! I'm looking to travel around in NZ for only a month before heading off to my next country.

I was hoping to gain a companion as well and possibly hire a camper!

Let me know if this sounds interesting to anyone!

Just for the record, I hear new years is supposed to be awesome in Queenstown, so I guess I'll be heading there for that!

All the best.


6. Posted by mandabear (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y

For xmas/nye in NZ the best festivals are in Gisborne (rhythm n vines), Martinborough (La de da) - North Island.

And Queenstown is usually quite good too.

7. Posted by cejones (Budding Member 22 posts) 6y

Hey all,

I am in New zealand now.. currently in Taupo. For christmas I will be in queenstown, and New Year I will be in lake tekapo.

I am loving nz so far, its amazing. I hope you all love it too.

If you are gonna be in queenstown for christmas too let me know, maybe we can meet up! X

8. Posted by krjones13 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hi all

I've just arrived in New Zealand and am planning to be near Queenstown for Christmas, would be good to meet up with people?