Kaikoura Seafest


Venue Location

Esplanade, Kaikoura

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Friday 6 October 2017


Saturday 7 October 2017
CHILD 17 years and under
FAMILY 2 Adults & 2 Children (17 and under)
GROUP 10 Adult tickets for the price of 9
GATE SALES (If not sold out prior)


Running Time: 6 & 7 Oct 2017

Venue Location

Esplanade, Kaikoura

Payment Options

Credit Card
Bank Transfer
Online Eftpos

Delivery Options

Courier (signature reqd)
Courier (rural delivery)
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Seafest is for those who enjoy good food, good company and a good time. 

Kaikoura has welcomed 'Seafesters' every October to establish itself as one of the original festivals on the New Zealand festival circuit.  Anyone who hosts a festival for 23 years in a row enjoys what they do!

The Big Top Bash kick starts Seafest as a pre-festival party with 3 party bands.  

Seafest celebrates life by the sea with festival vendors offering abundant seafood delights, fantastic choices for Landlubbers, Classic Pimms, craft beer and regional wines. 

Sea themed costumes are a must. If you don’t see yourself as a sea creature – a super hero will do.

Kaikoura is all about crayfish, and fish. We are a fishing town after all.

You also find some of the most breath taking scenery in the country with a stunning coastline.  Our latest claim to fame is we now have the newest coastline in NZ! Even a new surf beach right in town.

Kaikoura is an unforgettable location for some of NZ’s best eco-tourism experiences, fascinating Maori & European histories along with relaxing and exhilarating land activities. Take a little extra time to explore as we have it all!


SEAFEST - Saturday 7th October

10:00am Festival gates open
10:30am - 2:30pm Cray Coast Cuisine demonstrations
10:00am - 5:00pm Main stage live band entertainment
10:30am - 1:30pm Children’s entertainment – Festival Clown
4:30pm Alcohol sales cease
5:00pm Festival closes


BIG TOP BASH - Friday 6th October, 8pm - midnight

This Big Top party officially starts the beginning of a wonderful festive weekend.
A full Bar service is available and the event is strictly R18.

Please note: This is a cash bar event with limited EFTPOS. 



Admission is by official Seafest Ticket only. Keep your ticket information safe as it is non-refundable and allows you entry to Seafest 2017, 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. 

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.

Visit www.seafest.co.nz for lots more SEAFEST information
Or Freephone  0800 4732 337

Contact KAIKOURA I-SITE Visitor Centre for accommodation availability enquiries or details on other Kaikoura attractions. Ph. 03 319 5641 

Do enjoy 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 2017



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