North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival returns after another sell-out year, with The Hunting Lodge grounds set to transform into a boutique festival on Saturday 15 February.
12pm - GATES OPEN
1.30pm - Nick Brightwell
2.15pm - Milly Tabak & The Miltones
3.30pm - The Black Seeds
5.20pm - The Mutton Birds
7pm - SHOW ENDS
AUCKLAND CITY BUS INFO:
Auckland City Buses will leave from 34 Sale St, opposite Sweatshop Bar & Kitchen at 12pm. Buses will return after the event at 7pm to the same location.
MURIWAI BUS INFO:
Muriwai Bus will leave from Sand Dunz Cafe, 455 Motutara Rd at 12pm, and return after the event.
RIVERHEAD/KUMEU/HELENSVILLE BUS INFO:
12pm - Bus departs Kumeu Rugby Football Club, Alexandra St, Riverhead
12.20pm - Bus departs Kumeu New World, 110 Main Road
12.45pm - Bus departs Countdown Helensville, 43 Commercial Road
Buses will return after the event in the reverse order.
FOR ALL BUS ROUTES -
- NO PARKING is included with your bus ticket. All parking is done at the owner's discretion.
- Please arrive at bus stop at least 15 minutes prior to departure times above. The bus will leave the stop at the time stated & we would hate you to miss your ride to The Hunting Lodge.
- A Return Event Bus ticket will need to be presented by all patrons to gain entry to these buses.
- For all buses, any children who cannot sit comfortably on their parent's lap will require a bus ticket.
Free parking will be available at The Hunting Lodge on the day, located across the road from The Hunting Lodge on Waikoukou Valley Road. Traffic management will be in place to direct you into the carpark. After the show, ALL vehicles must exit the carpark and drive towards Old North Road. Both lanes will be reopened when the pedestrian foot traffic is deemed safe.
DROP OFF / PICK UP ZONE / TAXIS
There is a designated drop off / pick up zone opposite the car park entry on Waikoukou Valley Road. Drop Off Zone address for taxis or mates is 315 Waikoukou Valley Road. Traffic management will be in place to direct you into the drop off zone. NO vehicles will be permitted to stop on Waikoukou Valley Road.
A range of vendors will be selling food on the day, however; attendees are welcome to bring a picnic. Please note, all liquids are prohibited from being brought into the venue. Free water will be available on site.
The event showcases the best of the North West Country flavours with offerings from local vineyards, breweries and restaurants, and a music line-up headed by icons The Mutton Birds, who reunite after an eight-year hiatus. They'll be joined by Wellington's The Black Seeds and rising local star Milly Tabak and the Miltones.
The food and beverage offering is entirely local, featuring wineries Coopers Creek, The Hunting Lodge, Kumeu River, Soljans Estate Winery & West Brook Winery, breweries Hallertau Brewery, Colab Brewing & Liberty Brewing Company, Kombucha from Mama's Brew Shop and special dishes from food vendors including Hallertau, The Hunting Lodge, The Riverhead & The Tasting Shed. The event will feature a brand new tasting area, showcasing the best of North West Country beverages.
Just 30 minutes North West of Auckland, the beautiful Hunting Lodge will play host to this day-long event, which will showcase the amazing wine, beer and food that is on offer in the region. Over a dozen local vineyards, breweries and food vendors will be on display.
Featuring live music from:
The Mutton Birds, The Black Seeds & Milly Tabak and the Miltones.
- Rain date on Sunday, February 16 if required. All ticket holders will be notified if the rain date is required, and all tickets will remain valid. No refunds will be issued for non-attendance of rain date.
- 2 years and under are free