Summer isn't the same without a day at the country races and the Interislander Summer Festival is always a firm Kiwi favourite.
The 2016–2017 series boasts 37 events at holiday hotspots around the country from Boxing Day to February 11. Combining top-notch racing with live music and all-day kids entertainment, the Interislander Summer Festival ensures there's something for everyone.
So dust off your deck chair, pull out your picnic basket, and gather your friends and family for some quintessential Kiwi fun in the sun at some of the country's most picturesque racecourses.
Entry is free for children under 18 years and tickets are available from $5 for adults.