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New Zealand's Favourite Drive-in Cinemas

Drive-in cinemas

Nothing beats the relaxed, stripped back experience of watching a movie under the stars from the comfort and privacy of your own car. Whether you chuck a mattress in the back of your open boot, or lay a blanket on the bonnet, you’re sure to enjoy the novelty of a drive-in cinema, especially one in the beautiful country of New Zealand.

Auckland is home to many outdoor cinemas, but the standout frontrunner in coolness and innovation is Silo Park . Admission is free, and there are stalls with food, and games for children. Be sure to take your rental car out to see it for yourself

Wellington , meanwhile, is also home to the popular Firefly Drive-in Cinema . The cost of entry is about $30 a vehicle—money that is donated by the venue to a preselected charity.

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival held in mid-February offers another opportunity for a free outdoor film, featuring a collection of cult classics and art-house cinema to celebrate the occasion. Additionally, plays are often performed during the festival, too, providing a different type of theatrical entertainment. With plenty of parkingfor your rental car, why not join in on the fun?