The Best Events in New Zealand this November

The Best Events in New Zealand this November

November is a spectacular month to travel to New Zealand. We have handpicked some of our favourite Antipodean events in the Arts, gastronomy and sporting world. There is more on offer to delight you, so get in touch with our concierge services today to get your tickets booked….

Priscilla Queen of the Desert – Auckland

In case you missed this hugely successful musical in Singapore in 2014, this wildly funny romping musical, based on the Oscar-winning film features a hit parade of dance-floor favourites, some 500 outrageous costumes, 200 extraordinary headdresses and a 10-metre long customised bus weighing 6 tonnes as its sparkling centrepiece – Priscilla is a must-see spectacular! Until 13th November.

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F.A.W.C! – Hawkes Bay

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F.A.W.C! is a delicious event series of “out of the box” food and wine experiences, set in stunning landscapes and locations throughout Hawke’s Bay.

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Get ready for the 2016 Summer Series, kicking off November 4th and wrapping up on Sunday November 13th. There are over 80 mind blowing events in 10 delicious days starring an outstanding array of talent from far and wide. Stars like Al Brown, Josh Emett, Ray McVinnie and Nadia Lim line up alongside Hawke’s Bay’s talented culinary folk to bring you food and wine experiences like you’ve never had before.

Cindy Sherman Exhibition – Wellington

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Cindy Sherman has changed the face of contemporary art, by constantly manipulating her own image. For over forty years she has used herself as her own model in staged photographs, transforming her appearance through makeup, costumes, wigs, prostheses, and more recently, digital effects. One of the world’s most influential contemporary artists will showcase her renowned portraits at City Gallery in a New Zealand exclusive. From 19th November

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New Zealand Cup and Show Week – Christchurch

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If you haven’t experienced the fun, excitement and glamour of New Zealand Cup and Show Week in Christchurch, then this is your chance! The annual eagerly anticipated event celebrates all things racing, fashion and entertainment, with a party atmosphere well worth taking a few days off work for. 5th – 12th November

Blackcaps vs Pakistan 1st ANZ Test – Christchurch

There is nothing quite like the involved experience that is International Cricket. At its heart, it is a day of drama where being in the crowd is as important to the game as the players on the field itself. Experience the stadium summer buzz, the costumes, that dad catch from the crowd, and the nail-biting excitement at those crucial crunch points that define tension at the new Christchurch Cricket Oval. Thursday 17th – Monday 21st November

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Christchurch Cricket Oval Image: stuff.co.nz

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon – 19 November

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New Zealand isn’t all about amazing food and wine, Antipodeans love adventure and exercise, the more extreme the better. Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region including Millbrook resort, Arrowtown, Lakes Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself. The international running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options is open to everyone.

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Thriller in the Chiller – Queenstown

Queenstown’s premier charity boxing event is back on November 26th at the Queenstown Events Centre. So if you are looking for the ultimate sports party then this is it! Now in its 7th year and always a sell-out, the “Thriller in the Chiller” is not only regarded as a “must do” event on Queenstown’s annual social calendar but is also heralded as one of the top charity boxing events in New Zealand.

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