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Seafest Adult $45*
Seafest Family $100*
Seafest 5yrs – 17yrs $15*
Seafest Group – 10 for the price of 9 $405*

Big Top Bash

*Booking fees will be added at checkout

Dash Tickets

Remember to grab a Big Top Bash Ticket for $25 + Booking Fee if you want to go the the Pre-Party on the Friday Night before Seafest.

Win a Deluxe Jetski Crater Scenic Tour


The Edge

Everyone who comes to The Edge area throughout the day will receive a temporary Edge tattoo for their chance to win an amazing prize. The big prize that we will give away on the day is a Deluxe Jetski Crater Scenic Tour for 4 people from Volo Jestski Adventures ( valued at $560 (full details of adventure at

Every hour throughout the day, The Edge MC will choose someone who has an Edge temporary tattoo and put them in the draw for the amazing prize. At the end of the day, the winner will be drawn on stage!

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

Buy Big Top Bash Tickets

Did you remember to purchase tickets for our Friday night party in the Big Top? This fantastic event with awesome entertainment officially starts the beginning of the Seafest Weekend and is quick to sell out.

A full Bar service is available. No BYO.

Eftpos available to withdraw money out to use at cash bar ($3 fee).


Big Top Bash $25 + Booking Fee

Welcome back for her 5th consecutive year our Seafest champion

In the Cray Coast Cuisine Chef Demonstration Tent



Seafesters raved over this band last year. We just had to bring Ricochet back!

Fronted by the amazing voices of "Queen" Miouxsie Moo and Mark "The Guitar Guy" McKenzie, and backed by Bruce McGregor on drums and "Stampy" Stamp on bass, Ricochet's mix of classic and modern pop/rock will absolutely guarantee some hot dance floor action..

Ricochet have been rocking it for well over 11 years now, and through the puddle of sweaty dance floors they have left in their wake, have consistently proven themselves to be a much loved party band.

Playing both the Big Top Bash and Seafest

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Consisting of Sam Hill and Simon Tester 'Assembly Required' are a high energy, highly entertaining, in your face duo who never fail to deliver crowd cheering, toe tapping, foot stomping performances. With a blend of everything from Folk/Blues to Rock/Pop, combined with a dash of comedy and plenty of on stage antics it's no wonder many people describe 'Assembly Required' as one of the South Islands most entertaining acts.

Seafest morning only.

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One of Wellington’s most highly regarded party bands. Full of energy with superb vocal artists and musicians.  


Festival Info



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


Alcohol sales cease


Festival closes


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.


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!


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


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.


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

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



(0800 4 732 337)

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