Due to issues with damage to the vulnerable ecosystem at the Matapouri Mermaid Pools on the Tutukaka Coast a decision has been made to close the pathway and the pools until a better alternative is put in place for managing the visitor numbers and ensuring the protection of this amazing area. Please click here to Read More…
Tutukaka Coast News & Events
Latest News about Tutukaka and the Tutukaka Coast.
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The Polar Bear Classic was first held in 1981 as a fundraiser and an excuse to invite other clubs who could make the trek for a good party in the middle of winter, a fun competition at Sandy Bay on the Tutukaka coast. Although the surf is unpredictable at this time of the year, we Read More…
Finalist in the New Zealand Event Awards! The 2017 New Zealand Event Awards’ judging panel and NZEA were delighted to advise us that we are a finalist in the Best Community Event of the Year category for the Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival. The Judges comment was “The calibre of entries this year was very high, Read More…
Fifth year of this epic event, a time when some local crafty brewers get together in one tent and we all taste their wares. Massive thanks to our sponsors, iHeart Radio, NZME, Wahi At Oceans, Schnappa Rock Restaurant & Bar, Manaia Craft Brewers, @Mikes, McLeod’s Brewery, Phat House Brewing, Black Dog Brew Co., Deep Creek Read More…
Hunt for the Wilderpeople – photos here.
Over 250 kids were taken fishing – a family favourite. Photos taken by Sarah Jane Photography
Dragons, fire, paddles and water.. a wicked day of fierce friendly competition. Winners of our Channel Marker trophy, Robinsons Asphalts. More photos here.
So good we did it twice! Two nights of hilarity, with Michelle A’Court, Jeremy Elwood and Louise Beauvink. More photos here for Friday and here for Saturday.
A little bit of a different thing on our Coast. Photos here.
An annual spear fishing event along the coast with our local club. FaceBook photos here
Community favourite and family event. Pretty much a must-see on our calendar and hilarious to watch. Raft Racing Photos here
Another great water based event, with paddlers battling it out in the Tutukaka harbour. More photos and results here
Our inaugural fashion show as a huge success at the local Tutukaka Slipway – which was transformed from boat bottom haul outs – to NYC industrial style! Champagne, oysters, and haute coutre! #DanBlkCreative #TutukakaCoastWinterFestival Posted by Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival on Friday, 11 August 2017
A crowd pleaser, a local fav, and our opening event. Another successful Ping Pong Prizefight. Check out photos and results here. Filipino Pete’s Ping Pong Prizefight 2017
With some amazing diving from December, and a cracker of a summer ahead in 2016, you really shouldn’t put it off any more! Get amongst it. The Poor Knights Islands are incredible.
There are some free and amazing activities on the Tutukaka Coast, easily accessible and perfect for that spare couple of hours. Local operator RiverBank Homestay and B&B has put together an incredible map with details of walks, giant kauri tree, native bush, white sand beaches and much much more!
These incredible flowers are just finishing their bloom at the Poor Knights, and the brilliant red continues as the massive canopy of pohutukawa forest bursts forth. Endemic to this chain of Islands, Xeronema callistemon can be found on the mainland now, after being introduced.
Tale of two waterways: How pristine is our water? When French explorer Jacques Cousteau named the Poor Knights Islands as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world, he helped spark a global love affair with the rocky Northland islands. The Knights now attract tens of thousands of divers every year, who come Read More…