Where to Spend New Year in New Zealand
New Year celebrations are a very serious affair in New Zealand, after all it is the best time to party, eat, drink and party again. While the rest of the world is wrapped up in woolen clothing during the New Year, the weather of New Zealand is nice and hot during this time and everyone moves out of their home to celebrate this gala time. Outdoor parties and firework events mark the beginning of the year. If you are planning on spending your New Year in this beautiful country then keep reading this oneHOWTO article to find out where to spend New Year in New Zealand.
Auckland is the largest and the most populated city in New Zealand. So, if you are in a mood for grand celebration filled with the Kiwi vibe, then Auckland is the perfect place for you. The most spectacular firework display in Auckland is the Sky Tower fireworks. It is also the most popular joint for New Year celebration and hence it is the most crowded place in Auckland. If you want to view the firework sans the crowd then the best bet is to view the firework from Mount Eden or on a cruise on Auckland Harbor.
New Zealand’s Wellington holds the proud second place in both the size of city and its popularity during New Years Eve. In Wellington, Frank Kitts Park Lagoon is the best place to watch the New Year firework show. The celebration starts from 10 pm onwards when the Wellington Orchestra performs amazing soundtracks along with displaying clips from iconic local movies.
Due to its fine weather, spending New Year at a music festival has become a kind of tradition for the youngest. Camping, festival, Rhythm and Vines, in a vineyard … that’s what you will get in Waiohika Estate Vineyard, Gisborne in New Zealand. It is a grand scale celebration with drum rolls, stages and numerous artists from all over the world. If you are in New Zealand during New Year eve then make sure that you don’t miss this awesome festival. You can buy tickets beforehand to get relief from last minute hassle. Those on a budget can opt for day tickets which are quite cheap.
For those who love dance and mountains, 'Rhythm and Alps' would be the perfect festival to attend during the New Year. Set in the mesmerizing Cardrona Valley, this music festival is one of a kind. It is a 2 day camping festival where you can get drunk in music and the stunning scenery. Tickets for this festival can be bought online. Those on a budget can opt for cheap day tickets too.
Lake Wanka, Queenstown
If you want to watch the New Year Fireworks with your loved ones in peace, then the scenic Lake Wanaka would be the perfect place for you in New Zealand. You can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Lake Wanaka as the firework and celebration of New Year's eve starts from 8 pm and continues till midnight.
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