Public Holidays in NZ

Your holiday dates may cross over NZ’s public holidays.  If so, please be aware that some service industries may charge a Public Holiday surcharge, for example, upto 15% may be added to a restaurant bill.  Some shops and supermarkets may also be shut for the day, or close earlier than normal.

Kiwi’s also like to travel during their public holidays so during this time, it is especially important to book campgrounds, activities and attractions in advance.

We also have Regional Anniversary Days.  If you want to check Regional Anniversary days and Public Holidays, please go to publicholiday.co.nz

Public Holidays 2017 
1 JanNew Years Day
2 JanDay after New Year's Day
3 JanNew Year's Day (observed)
30 JanAuckland Anniversary Day (Auckland branch only)
6 FebWaitangi Day
14 April Good Friday
17 AprilEaster Monday
25 AprilANZAC Day
5 JuneQueen's Birthday
23 OctLabour Day
17 NovCanterbury Anniversary Day (Christchurch Branch only)
25 DecChristmas Day
26 DecBoxing Day
Public Holidays 2018
1 JanNew Years Day
2 JanDay after New Year's Day
29 JanAuckland Anniversary Day (Auckland Branch Only)
6 FebWaitangi Day
30 MarchEaster - Good Friday
2 AprilEaster Monday
25 AprilANZAC Day
4 JuneQueen's Birthday
22 OctLabour Day
16 NovCanterbury Anniversary day (Christchurch Branch Only)
25 DecChristmas Day
26 DecBoxing Day