2018 Public Holiday dates
The following public holidays are observed throughout New Zealand for 2018. Be aware that many businesses and attractions are closed on public holidays, and those that are open may charge a surcharge. Accommodations tend to be booked out long in advance of public holidays, so early planning is advised. If a public holiday falls on a weekend (ie Saturday or Sunday), the holiday is observed the next working day (ie Monday).
Public holidays are observed throughout New Zealand and many businesses, along with schools and tertiary educations, will be closed on these days.
|New Year's Day||Monday 1 January|
|Day after New Year's Day||Tuesday 2 January|
|Waitangi Day||Tuesday 6 February|
|Good Friday||Friday 30 March|
|Easter Monday||Monday 2 April|
|ANZAC Day||Wednesday 25 April|
|Queen's Birthday||Monday 4 June|
|Labour Day||Monday 22 October|
|Christmas Day||Tuesday 25 December|
|Boxing Day||Wednesday 26 December|
Provincial Anniversary Days are treated as public holidays, but only observed and recognised by the individual region. Many businesses will close on their provincial holiday.
|Auckland||Monday 29 January|
|Taranaki||Monday 12 March|
|Hawke's Bay||Friday 19 October|
|Wellington||Monday 22 January|
|Marlborough||Monday 29 October|
|Nelson||Monday 29 January|
|Canterbury||Friday 16 November|
|Canterbury (South)||Monday 24 September|
|Westland||Monday 3 December|
|Otago||Monday 26 March|
|Southland||Tuesday 3 April|
|Chatham Islands||Monday 3 December|
School holiday dates in New Zealand are not public holidays, but dates that schools close. Different holiday and term dates may be observed by varying schools, so it pays to check with your school on its exact dates.
School Holiday Dates
|Monday 18 December 2017||Friday 2 February 2018|
|Monday 16 April||Friday 27 April|
|Monday 9 July||Friday 20 July|
|Monday 1 October||Friday 12 October|
|Tuesday 18 December 2018||Monday 4 February 2019|
School Term Dates
|Term 1||Between Monday 29 January and Wednesday 7 February||Friday 13 April|
|Term 2||Monday 30 April||Friday 6 July|
|Term 3||Monday 23 July||Friday 28 September|
|Term 4||Monday 15 October||By Tuesday 18 December for secondary and composite schools
By Thursday 20 December for primary and intermediate schools
Current Date & Time: September 19 2019, 9:44 am
Did you Know?
Aotearoa is the Māori name for New Zealand. It means ‘land of the long white cloud’.