North West Fest 2020

North West Fest 2020


North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival returns after another sell-out year, with The Hunting Lodge grounds set to transform into a boutique festival on Saturday 15 February.

1.30pm - Nick Brightwell
2.15pm - Milly Tabak & The Miltones
3.30pm - The Black Seeds
5.20pm - The Mutton Birds



Please note, all buses are SOLD OUT, no bus entry without a ticket.

Auckland City Buses will leave from 34 Sale St, opposite Sweatshop Bar & Kitchen at 12pm. Buses will return after the event at 7pm to the same location.

Muriwai Bus will leave from Sand Dunz Cafe, 455 Motutara Rd at 12pm, and return after the event.

12pm - Bus departs Kumeu Rugby Club, Alexandra St, Riverhead
12.20pm - Bus departs Kumeu New World, 110 Main Road
12.45pm - Bus departs Countdown Helensville, 43 Commercial Road
Buses will return after the event in the reverse order.

- NO PARKING is included with your bus ticket. All parking is done at the owner's discretion.
- Please arrive at bus stop at least 15 minutes prior to departure times above. The bus will leave the stop at the time stated & we would hate you to miss your ride.
- A Return Event Bus ticket will need to be presented by all patrons to gain entry to these buses.
- For all buses, any children who cannot sit comfortably on their parent's lap will require a bus ticket.



Local goodness from Coopers Creek, The Hunting Lodge, Kumeu River, Soljans Estate Winery & West Brook Winery, and breweries Hallertau Brewery, Colab Brewing & Liberty Brewing Company. Plus bespoke food from The Tasting Shed, The Hunting Lodge, Hallertau, The Gourmet Gannet Bakery and more!



Cash or card (pay-wave will be operational, however credit cards will incur a 5% service charge). A range of vendors will be selling food on the day however; attendees are welcome to bring a picnic. Please note, all liquids are prohibited from being brought into the venue. Free water will be available on site. It is ok to bring empty water bottles, umbrellas, tarps, blankets and chairs to the event. Umbrellas which do not prohibit the view of any other patrons are permitted. Any umbrellas deemed to be obstructing other patrons will be asked to be taken down.



You and your possessions will be subject to a safety and security search upon entry. Items such as bad attitudes, tents, drugs, alcohol, selfie sticks, weapons cannot be brought into the festival. Confiscated items (i.e. alcohol, etc.) will not be returned, replaced or reimbursed.



Please note the concert will proceed rain or shine unless the promoter should decide it is unsafe to perform. Sunday February 16 is the rain date for this event, however the long range forecast is looking great, and we do not anticipate this will be necessary. However, in the case that it is required, it will be communicated via email to all ticket holders and via social media.



Free parking will be available at The Hunting Lodge on the day, located across the road from The Hunting Lodge on Waikoukou Valley Road. Traffic management will be in place to direct you into the carpark. After the show, ALL vehicles must exit the carpark and drive towards Old North Road. Both lanes will be reopened when the pedestrian foot traffic is deemed safe.



There is a designated drop off / pick up zone opposite the car park entry on Waikoukou Valley Road. Drop Off Zone address for taxis or mates is 315 Waikoukou Valley Road. Traffic management will be in place to direct you into the drop off zone. NO vehicles will be permitted to stop on Waikoukou Valley Road.



There is a Children's Zone with face painting, a range of entertainment and non-alcoholic beverages. The children's zone is alcohol-free. Finally, the children's zone is not a creche or babysitting service and your children are legally your responsibility.



Ticket are sold by Eventfinda Ltd as agent for and on behalf of the event promoter. Tickets cannot be refunded, exchanged or cancelled once issued except in accordance with the applicable laws of New Zealand.

If an event is postponed, purchased tickets for the original date will be valid for the new date unless otherwise advised. In the event of an event cancellation, the full amount of the transaction will be refunded directly to the credit card used for the original purchase.

The full terms and conditions of sale can be viewed at


The event showcases the best of the North West Country flavours with offerings from local vineyards, breweries and restaurants, and a music line-up headed by icons The Mutton Birds, who reunite after an eight year hiatus. They'll be joined by Wellington's The Black Seeds and rising local star Milly Tabak and the Miltones.

The food and beverage offering is entirely local, featuring wineries Coopers Creek, The Hunting Lodge, Kumeu River, Soljans Estate Winery & West Brook Winery, breweries Hallertau Brewery, Colab Brewing & Liberty Brewing Company, Kombucha from Mama's Brew Shop and special dishes from food vendors including Hallertau, The Hunting Lodge, The Riverhead & The Tasting Shed. The event will feature a brand new tasting area, showcasing the best of North West Country beverages.

Just 30 minutes North West of Auckland, the beautiful Hunting Lodge will play host to this day long event, which will showcase the amazing wine, beer and food that is on offer in the region. Over a dozen local vineyards, breweries and food vendors will be on display.

Featuring live music from:

The Mutton Birds, The Black Seeds & Milly Tabak and the Miltones

The North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival offers fans the chance to see the legends that are The Mutton Birds live for the first time in over eight years, playing tracks from their stunning back catalogue. They will be joined by The Black Seeds, the perfect act for a summer's day, and Milly Tabak and the Miltones, fast making a name for themselves with their modern take on blues-rock.