The most exciting food festivals coming to New Zealand


Enjoy the foodie events, expos and celebrations across Aotearoa in 2021 - mark these ones in your calendar. 

Auckland Restaurant Month

Taste your way around Auckland during Restaurant Month this August. More than 100 restaurants take part in this month-long dining event, featuring tasty cheap eats, degustations and exciting events to tempt your tastebuds.

Wellington On a Plate

Head along to Wellington’s annual foodie celebration from 1-31 August. One of the largest food festivals in the Southern Hemisphere, Visa Wellington On a Plate returns in 2021. Discover incredible foodie experiences over five weekends, including cult-hit Burger Wellington, chocolate-making masterclasses and even a culinary cruise on Wellington harbour.

Dine Dunedin

Get a taste of Dunedin’s thriving food scene at Dine Dunedin from 6-22 August, featuring special dinner events, exciting chef collaborations, cocktail tastings and much more.

Whitianga Oceans Festival

Sample fresh seafood ‘from dock to dish’ at the Whitianga Oceans Festival on 18 September. Renowned chefs and popular food trucks join together to create delicious dishes inspired by the ocean.


Discover the flavours of Central Otago from 24 September to 26 October at Eat.Taste.Central. The culinary showcase features top wineries, gourmet eateries and exquisite dessert and wine pairings in its packed schedule.

Toast Martinborough

Celebrate the beginning of the summer season at Toast Martinborough, a one-day wine, food and music extravaganza set among the region’s vineyards. This year it’s on 21 November, just in time for the summer season.



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