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Thank you to all the Seafesters who came to experience the amazing day we call Kaikoura Seafest.

2016 COMPETITION WINNERS

Best Dressed Seafest Family 2016

The Best Dressed Family Award for 2016 goes to The Penguins. Great work team, you have all won FREE ENTRY TO SEAFEST KAIKOURA 2017. The Holland, Finnerty and Collett families from Wanaka and Christchurch, dressed as 14 penguins of varying ages, all agreed there had... read more

Best Food Vendor 2016

The Vagabond Chefs Cured Salmon Poké with ponzu, miso sauce and togarashi The Vagabond Chefs presented an amazing menu from which a modern, fresh dish was chosen that fitted the brief perfectly. Every element was executed to a very high standard taking Street &... read more

Best Beverage Vendor 2016

The Nuts Brewing Gratzer Smoked Wheat Beer ‘The Gratzer Smoked Wheat beer was well-balanced with the smokiness subtly coming though on both the nose and palette. Nuts Brewing Co could have made it a high alcohol beer, but focused on flavour and balance, resulting in a... read more

MORE NEWS

Zero Waste Initiative

Innovative Waste Kaikoura and the Beyond the Bin team had a most excellent result in taking Seafest through its first year in becoming a Zero Waste event. They have moved this event to a cleaner future. There was a team target to divert 60% of the event’s waste from... read more

Jax Hamilton

Thanks to Jax Hamilton for her 5th consecutive year as our Seafest champion.

What went on in the Cray Coast Cuisine Chef Demonstration Tent

TAKE A LOOK 

Kaikoura Seafest celebrates a life by the sea…

Join us for a truely awesome festival with great Entertainment, Food & Beverages and great company!

Festival Food & Beverage Stalls

Cray Coast Cuisine Chef Demonstrations

Live Music All Day & Child-friendly Zones

Festival Info

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER

10am

Festival gates open.

10:30am – 2.30pm

Chefs demonstrations in the Cuisine Area

10am – 5pm

Main stage live band entertainment

10.30am – 1.30pm

Children’s entertainment

4.30pm

Alcohol sales cease

5pm

Festival closes

ADMISSION

Admission is by official Seafest Ticket only. Keep your ticket information safe as it is non-refundable and allows you entry to Seafest 2016, as well as a souvenir glass.

All persons must have tickets. Seafest takes no responsibility for lost ticket information.

Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children’s tickets do not qualify for a Seafest glass.
Admission is by official Seafest Ticket only. All persons must have tickets. NO gate sales.

Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children’s tickets do not qualify for a Seafest glass.

CANCELLATION

Seafest has become known as a festival that meets and greets the elements - no matter what is thrown at it. A huge centre marquee means revellers can enjoy the day and shelter from sun, rain, hail or snow. And we have had it all! If the event is cancelled by the organisers, tickets are fully refundable… but SEAFEST IS AN ALL WEATHER EVENT!

CURRENCY

The NZ Dollar is the Seafest currency. Eftpos facilities are available at the Bank tent on festival day.

ALCOHOL

All festival alcoholic beverage will be served in the official Seafest Glass and only to persons 18 years or over. Proof of age may be required for entry, or at any time during the festival. Alcohol and food are not permitted to be brought on to the festival site. Organisers reserve the right of admission, and to search for and confiscate, any prohibited items.

Organisers will refuse admission to any person who is intoxicated, or who is acting in an offensive manner, at any time.

Non-alcoholic beverages are readily available. Please remember that drinking and driving do not mix.

ANIMALS

Are NOT permitted on the Seafest Site.

Contact KAIKOURA I-SITE Visitor Centre for help with accomodation suggestions or details on other Kaikoura attractions.

Call 03 319 5641

Make the most of your time in Kaikoura - check out what else you can do while you’re here www.kaikoura.co.nz

Most of all…  have a fun, safe weekend at Kaikoura Seafest 2016.

Contact

08004SEAFEST

(0800 4 732 337)

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