Kaikoura Seafest 2017

Welcome back! Kaikoura not only rock 'n' rolled at Seafest 2016,  but with a 7.8 earthquake and aftershocks in November shaking us to the core, we've definitely had a rocky time over the last few months. But we've survived and our community spirit is stronger than...

Earthquake FAQ

If you are planning a visit to Kaikoura, or if you have already booked to visit us this summer and you have any concerns at all about what to expect following last year’s widely-reported earthquake, please have a read through these FAQs.   We’re doing fine, thank...

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...

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...

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 &...

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...