New Zealand Spring 2019, A Beautiful Time To Visit, With Lots Happening Around The Country
New Zealand – Spring 2019 event highlights
November means springtime in New Zealand, a beautiful time to visit, with lots happening around the country
Mumbai, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge
Tourism New Zealand is the organisation responsible for marketing New Zealand as an international visitor destination. Its mission is to boost New Zealand’s economy by growing the value of international visitors.
Tourism is the beating heart of New Zealand and crucial to the health of the New Zealand economy. As the number one export earner tourism delivers over $16 billion to the economy each year and employs nearly one in seven Kiwis. The major tool we use to do this is the 100% Pure New Zealand marketing campaign, a campaign that has evolved over the past two decades to make New Zealand one of the world’s most well-respected tourism brands.
Visa procedure: One may forward their application to the VFS Global office in Mumbai or Delhi, which will then be directed to Immigration New Zealand. www.immigration.govt.nz
Airline connections: Connecting flights to New Zealand are available on Singapore Airlines/Air New Zealand, Thai Airways, Cathay Pacific and Malaysia Airlines with stop-overs in their respective hubs. New Zealand’s international gateways are Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.
Domestic services: You can fly between all New Zealand cities and most major towns using domestic air services. Air New Zealand and Jetstar are the main providers. Their services are complemented by regional airlines, charter companies and scenic flight operators.
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