New Zealand Tourism teases travellers with list of events in 2017


After publishing a list of eight new attractions unheard of before, Tourism New Zealand again teases travellers with a list of events and itineraries going to be held next year. If you have been looking for an excuse, here are 6 fantastic reasons to visit New Zealand in 2017:

The Lions Tour

Visit New Zealand in June and July and watch the Lions to play 10 matches in seven different venues. Attend each match of The British & Irish Lions Series, and make a brilliant tour from the north of Auckland’s Bay of Islands to the Central Otago wine region inland.

Visit nzlionsseries17 to have updates about the series.

Rugby League World Cup

The country will host seven matches in the Rugby League World Cup 2017 in four different cities. So, if you are a rugby fan, it will be your sacred duty to visit New Zealand next year!

Get updates about the tournament at rlwc2017.


Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ

You must not want to miss watching world-class competitors challenging each other in cross-country skiing or snowboarding. The event will take place from August 25 to September 10 in the hills above picturesque Wanaka. Enjoy the event with music, dancing, DJs, and films featured all across town.

Get more updates from, and enjoy this YouTube preview video.

The 9th World Masters Games

It is the largest multi-sport event in the world that features more athletes than the Olympics! Do you need anything else to get excited? Taking place from April 21 to 30, the event will host 28 sports in 45 disciplines.

Visit worldmastersgames2017 to get more information.

Dunedin Street Art Trail

Seems to have enough sports? Well, enjoy the long street art trail covering 25 walls from the Otago Harbour to Queens Gardens. Dunedin is the home to the country’s first public art society and art gallery. So, if you love art, a 90-minute walk thorough that art trail must be enthralling!

Visit dunedinstreetart to get the date of and more information about the event.


Photo Credit: Otago Daily Times


You might have joined many music festivals, but New Zealand offers you the opportunity of tasting grilled, smoked, and barbequed meats with cold beer and loud music. The event will take place in February in the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.

Get to know the menu and the line-up at meatstock.

Feeling already inspired? Well, get the full list of the events at tourismnewzealand, and start planning your trip!

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