The Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival will be held May 7-9 in venues around Paihia, Waitangi, Russell and Haruru Falls. It features more than 45 acts from New Zealand, Nashville and Australia. Badges cost $40 and give access to all venues as well as to shuttle buses between venues.

Contact: (09) 404 1063
On the web: country-rock.co.nz
Share the fear
Queenstown's Shotover Canyon Swing has added the new Tandem Cliff Jump - you leap off a 109m cliff, freefall down and swing across a canyon with your best mate.

Contact: 0800 279 464
On the web: canyonswing.co.nz
Head of steam
Kawakawa's Puff N Pull Carnival is a fun day centred on the town's vintage railway. It includes a walk along the tracks, teams pulling Gabriel, the restored steam locomotive, as well as a Guinness World Record attempt. It's on May 16, starting at 10am.

On the web: bayofislandsvintagerailway.org.nz
Sky's the limit
Masterton's Hood Aerodrome hosts the Anzac Day WW1 Air Show on April 24. It kicks off at 12pm with vintage vehicle rides, then from 1.30pm-4pm the skies come alive with dogfights and barnstorming competitions. Entry costs $20 (adults), $10 (youth/child) $50 (family).

On the web: thevintageaviator.co.nz