Interislander Summer Festival

Over the past decade, more than one-million visitors have enjoyed Interislander Summer Festival events!

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One-million happy memories!

Our partnership with Interislander Summer Festival events started way back in 2009 and we've been supporting the series every year since. Over the years, more than one-million festival-goers have walked through the gates on a hot summer's afternoon at more than 30 events nationwide and enjoyed the fun and entertainment.

It is our stable partnership with The Races that makes Interislander Summer Festival events possible. By sharing the day, we double the fun! So whilst the grown-ups enjoy time together having a flutter in the sun, we bring the party with tug-o-war, sack races, hobby-horse racing and much more.

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For us, Interislander Summer Festival events are an extension of our onboard experience. We've been entertaining families since 1962 and love seeing excited kids roaming our decks, enjoying the thrills of an overseas adventure!  Nothing pleases us more than the squeals of laughter that ring around the children's lounges as our magicians and entertainers put on a show during the summer holidays. 

And just like our onboard entertainers, Interislander Summer Festival events are free for kids. So this summer, look for your nearest event and come and join us for a day of family fun!

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To celebrate "one million Interislander Summer Festival memories" we are teaming up with The Races to give away a chance to win "A Great Journey of New Zealand".

The lucky winner will get to choose the journey of a lifetime on one of our services, choosing from the Northern Explorer, Interislander, Coastal Pacific or TranzAlpine. The prize also includes domestic flights, accommodation and spending money, with an estimated prize value of $2,500! 

The competition is open to everyone! Simply go online to the website and enter your details to be in the draw.