Festival camping is all part of the fun. © Rhythm & Alps

Dance to the rhythm of the New Year

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Whether you prefer to ring in the New Year with music and festivities amongst mountains or vineyards, there is a festival to suit.

Rhythm & Vines is New Zealand’s most iconic music and camping event, celebrating the start of each year at Gisborne’s Waiohika Estate, while in the South Island, Rhythm & Alps sees revellers set up camp amongst the mountains and streams in the Cardrona Valley outside Wānaka. 

Both events offer star-studded line ups of local and international musicians, world-class audio visual displays, community camping vibes and, of course, the chance to count down to the New Year in a celebration like no other. 

With multiple stages and zones providing eclectic music and experiences to suit your mood, bars and food trucks serving tasty treats and sprawling campsites where you can hang with your mates, or make new ones, Rhythm & Vines or Rhythm & Alps have the start of year covered.

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