This year marks the 15th Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival and this year, it’s bigger and better than ever! Originally conceived to celebrate the area, the Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival has undergone some upgrades for 2020 and, as always, the combination of boutique wines, craft beers, and delicious local salmon makes this festival unique in New Zealand.
The festival will now be hosted at the rowing complex on stunning Lake Ruataniwha, giving patrons a world-class view while they enjoy their family day in the Twizel sun. The festival is also running free shuttles to and from Twizel’s Market Place all day long and there will be a bus running from Wanaka (ph 021 668 113) and Oamaru (ph 03 443 9120) return for only $15 to make sure everyone can tick the Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival off their to-do list.
From lively bands and roaming buskers to a bouncy castle and face painting for the kids, there’s always something to entertain everyone at the Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival.
Don’t forget to bring along your sunhat and chair (sunscreen is available for no charge on-site) to enjoying a relaxing family day out listening to great music, eating delicious food, and drinking fine beer and wine. Even better – this year there will be plenty of space for patrons to bring their own shade cover.
Buy your ticket early online for $20 and go in the draw to win either a scenic flight for two with Mt Cook Helicopter Line or a skydive package with Skydive Mt Cook. Presale tickets are also available from the Twizel Information Centre.
Gates sales will be available on the day for $25. Both ticket prices include the free festival shuttle throughout the day to and from Twizel Market Place. Children under 16 enter for free when accompanied by an adult.
Make sure you mark this day on your calendar and book your accommodation early.
The 15th Annual Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival: Saturday, 29 February 2020, 11am – 5pm at the Lake Ruataniwha Rowing Complex.
This event is proudly brought to you by the Twizel Promotions and Development Association.