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Public Holidays In New Zealand

Haven't made up your mind about your final travel dates? Please be advised that most campervan rental operators and their depots are usually closed during public holidays. Only a few of the rental companies allow collection and return during holidays.

With MyDriveHoliday, it is easier to find which vehicles will be available for the holidays. When you use the Quote Calculator on the right side of the page, just enter your pick up and return dates to get a list of available vehicles. A note will appear beside the vehicle details if the depot is closed for the holidays.

For your convenience, below are the list of public holidays in New Zealand

  • New Year's Day - January 1

  • Day After New Year's Day - January 2

  • Waitangi Day - February 2

  • Good Friday - April 14

  • Easter Monday - April 17

  • Anzac Day - April 25

  • Christmas Day - December 25

  • Boxing Day - December 26

The Queen’s Birthday holiday and Labor Day are also celebrated, but on different days depending on the year.

  • Queen's Birthday - June 5

  • Labour Day - October 23

Anniversary Days In New Zealand Provinces

  • Wellington Province
    Includes: Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui
    Actual Date: 23 January
    Observance Day: Monday nearest to the actual day

  • Auckland Province
    /includes: Waikato, King Country, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne/East Coast
    Actual Date: 30 January
    Observance : Monday nearest to the actual day

  • Northland /include: Whangarei
    Actual Day: 30 January
    Observance: Monday nearest to the actual day

  • Nelson
    Includes: Nelson, Tasman, Buller and parts of North Canterbury
    Actual Day: 30 January
    Observance: Monday nearest to the actual day

  • Otago Province
    includes: Dunedin, Queenstown
    Actual Day: 20 March
    Observance: Monday nearest to the actual day (this can vary if it would otherwise coincide with Easter Monday)

  • Southland
    Includes: Invercargill, Bluff, Milford Sound, Fiordland
    Actual Day: 18 April
    Observance: Easter Tuesday

  • Taranaki (New Plymouth) includes: New Plymouth
    Actual Day: 13 March
    Observance Day:
    Second Monday in March — to avoid Easter

  • South Canterbury
    Actual Day: 25 September
    Observance:> Second Monday in March — to avoid Easter

  • Hawke's Bay
    Actual Day: 20 October
    Observance: Friday before Labour Day

  • Marlborough
    Includes: Blenheim, Picton
    Actual Day: 30 October
    Observance Day: Last Monday after Labour Day

  • Canterbury
    Includes :Christchurch, Ashburton
    Actual Day: 17 November
    Observance Day: Christchurch Show Day (North Canterbury)
    Christchurch Show Day (Central Canterbury)
    Second Friday after the first Tuesday in November (Christchurch City) — to coincide with the Agricultural and Pastoral Show

  • Chatham Islands
    Observance: 27 November
    Observance: Monday nearest to the actual day

  • Westland
    includes: Hokitika, Greymouth
    Actual Day: 4 December
    Observance Day: Monday nearest to the actual day (Greymouth)
    Varies (outside Greymouth)

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