Great Barrier Island Events Guide

There’s always something happening on the Barrier. From market days and golf tournaments to fishing comp’s and polar plunges…
We’ve put together a list of some of the action that’s planned for 2016 and 2017
Take a look at what’s coming up…

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The ‘Black Jug Fishing Haggle’… 5th and 6th May 2017

The Barriers quintessential open fishing competition... With great food, entertainment and spot prizes for mystery weight and average weight categories.

The Black Jug Fishing Haggle began with a few friends throwing a few dollars into a jug. The event has grown since and last year’s haggle saw 140 entrants.
Entry $70/person (includes Hangi). Winner takes all for the biggest fish.

Contact: Tipi and Bobs Waterfront Lodge – 09 429 0550

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Great Barrier Island Wharf 2 Wharf Marathon – 7th October 2017

This fantastic annual event is a fundraiser for Kaitoke School. With humble beginnings the Wharf to Wharf Marathon has become a major Great Barrier Island event and sees serious competitors from around the world joining local kids, families, and sporting individuals & teams in this Kiwi Style Classic.
Run it – Walk it or Bike it.. Are you up to the challenge?
Everything you need to know is right here –

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For an up to date selection of all current events, take a look here…