The inaugural Melt, Festival of Chocolate will be held this Easter Weekend and promises a colourful, indulgent experience for visitors to Rotorua, New Zealand and locals alike!

Melt Festival of Chocolate is four days of chocolate powered indulgence with its base at Melt Central in Kuirau Park.

Melt Central will be home to chocolate vendors, exhibitors, Melt Bar, Chocolate Demonstrations, The Great Chocolate Cook-Off and more. Access to Melt Central is just $10 for adults, $5 for children and under 5 year olds enter for free!

As well as Melt Central, we have some amazing free events such as The Hits Cocoa Carnival, the Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt and Donelley’s Race Day. But that’s just the beginning! Take a look below at all of the fantastic events we’re planning for you! Bookmark this page to check for updates and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook.

Melt Central Early Bird Pricing
General Admission all four days:

Family of four: $30
Adult: $10
Child: $5
Free entry for children under 5yrs
*conditions apply

Purchase your early bird tickets today for entry to Melt Central!

Based in Kuirau Park, Melt Central is the heart of Melt, Festival of Chocolate over Easter weekend. Home to a range of chocolate themed vendors, exhibitors, demonstrations and products, Melt Central will also feature a kids play area and entertainment! 

Your entry to Melt Central gives you access to the Melt Bar, Chocolate Demonstrations, The Great Chocolate Cook-off and the Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt. The Decadent Fondue Breakfast will also be held in Melt Central – it is a ticketed event and bookings are essential.

Early Bird Pricing available for a limited time only!

The Hits Cocoa Carnival
Friday 30th March from 5pm – 9pm
Kuirau Park

Melt Hot Spots
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Monday
Locations throughout the city

Melt Bar
Saturday 31st March
Melt Central, Kuirau Park

Chocolate Demonstrations
Saturday 31st March
Locations throughout the city

The Great Chocolate Cook-off
Saturday 31st March & Sunday 1st April
Melt Central, Kuirau Park

Decadent Fondue Breakfast
Monday 2nd April 
Melt Central, Kuirau Park

Rotorua Museum Easter
Egg Hunt
Sunday 1st April
Kuirau Park

QE Health Chocolate
Spa Indulgence
Monday 2nd April
QE Health, Whakaue Street

Donelley Natural Wood Products Race Day
Monday 2nd April
Arawa Park Racecourse


Would you like to get involved with the most delectable event of 2018? The organisers, Boost Fundraising & Events, are currently seeking expressions of interest from street vendors, sponsors and volunteer event staff.
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