Winter activities in New Zealand range from sports to film festivals
It’s just one of the many activities and events that make a trip to New Zealand in the winter a special vacation indeed.
Another is the popular Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival, which takes place in mid-July and includes a variety of chocolate-themed events. Chocolate tours, painting with chocolate, and chocolate facials are highlighted along with the famous Cadbury Jaffa Race during which 25,000 giant Cadbury Jaffa candies hurl their way down the world’s steepest street.
During the third week in June, Queenstown comes alive with 45,000 people during its annual winter festival featuring one of the world’s largest street parties. The festival began in 1975 when some locals decided that winter was as good of an excuse as any for a party. Madcap mountain races, sweet treats for kids and entertainment for the whole family round out the weeklong event.