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 2017 and 2018...
Take a look at what's coming up.

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 -

The ‘Black Jug Fishing Haggle’… 3rd and 4th November 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

The Great Barrier Island 'Spectacular by Nature' Garden Tour
25th & 26th November 2017

Here is a unique opportunity to view a huge variety of residential gardens and landscapes on Great Barrier Island. You’ll visit charming cottage gardens and lush island hideaways, see spectacular coastal panoramas and experience Great Barriers native flora and birdlife at it’s best.
Includes tour transportation, a scrumptious morning tea and a charming Devonshire afternoon tea.
For bookings and information – click here -
For all inclusive garden tour, accommodation and transport packages –
Give us a call… freephone 0800 997 222

Great Barrier Island New Years Picnic - 2nd January 2018

The Great Barrier Island New Year Picnic is a family day out and fundraiser for Aotea Family Support Group. Raising money for local community charities for over 70 years the picnic provides the opportunity for local and off island businesses to advertise and sell their products to both locals and visitors alike.
Click here for more information...

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

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