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Salmon and Wine Festival

One of Twizel's most popular events, the Salmon and Wine Festival takes place at the end of February each year and draws huge crowds from across the region.

Upcoming Events

Every year Twizel hosts a variety of events, including Arts on Tour, the Bubbles & Inspiration speaker series, and the NZ Mountain, Film and Book Festival. 
 
The most popular event on Twizel’s social calendar is the annual Twizel Salmon & Wine Festival – a day of tasting local salmon, and beer and wine from some of the South Island’s best craft breweries and boutique wineries. 
 
Twizel’s Lake Ruataniwha is home to the South Island Rowing Complex, which hosts a myriad of competitions throughout the year, including the Aon Maadi Cup every two years. A busy rowing calendar and a slew of other annual events ensure there is never a dull moment in Twizel.
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Twizel Rowing Events


1st & 2nd October 2022 – Arawa/Otago Canoe Club Regatta


8th October
 2022 – R2K Singles Regatta


8th & 9th October 2022 – Mainland Inter-provincial Championships


29th & 30th October 2022 – Aoraki 1000m Regatta


10th & 11th December 2022 – Meridian Otago Championships


14th & 15th January 2023 – Meridian Canterbury Championships


28th & 29th January 2023 – Meridian South Island Rowing Championships


14th - 18th February 2023 – New Zealand Championships 


4th & 5th March 2023  - Canoe Racing NZ Summer Super Sprint Regatta


10th - 12th March 2023 – Meridian South Island Secondary Schools Championships 

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