Upcoming Events

Exciting and fun events are regularly happening on and near the Hauraki Rail Trail. Add to your cycle trail experience with an event of interest.

Featured Events


 

2017 Calendar Events


Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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Goldfest is a yearly event that runs through October in and around Waihi featuring events and activities for all ages, from the young to the young at heart. Check out the website for more information.

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During the first two weekends of October 2017 artists in and around Coromandel Town will welcome you and share their process as well as the finished results. All artists will also be represented at the Arts Tour Exhibition – open in the Hauraki House Gallery from 10am to 4pm every day from October 7 to October 15.  Gala exhibition opening 6pm, Friday October 6.  Put it in your diary now! There will be one work from each artist in the exhibition – it’s a great way to get an over-view and plan your studio-visiting priority and route. ArtsTour map and artist details will be available from March 2017 – download from this website or pick up a print copy from Coromandel region i-Sites, galleries and selected cafes.

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The Aroha Cruise In is a celebration of classic cars, bike and hot rods.  Organised by the Te Aroha Business Association , this is one of the Premiere car and bike events in New Zealand, held in the historic Spa Town of Te Aroha in the Waikato.  A gold coin donation for public entry, with a minimal fee to register and display your vehicle – this is an event you can’t afford to miss!  Nestled under majestic Te Aroha mountain, the Aroha Cruise In is full of things to see and do and will keep you entertained over the weekend. Te Aroha Business Association look forward to our next Aroha Cruise In which will be October 7th in 2017.  Show and shine day is Saturday, October 7th.  Judging by the last couple of Aroha Cruise Ins, this promises to be the biggest and best Aroha Cruise In yet, so mark it in your diaries!

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New Zealand’s biggest annual Garage sale where thousands of ‘out-of-towners’ flocked to Ngatea to find a bargain.

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The XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi is a trail running/walking event in the historic Karangahake Gorge which has a myriad of old tramping, rail and tramway tracks completely surrounded in native bush, where some of the best off-road trails around the country call home. This event offers 4 courses ranging from Short (5 to 7km) to Super Long (21km+) and some in-between, with a competitive/non-competitive walk or run option. There’s always some challenging but achievable terrain to tame while you’re out there, and there will ALWAYS be a cold SPEIGHT’s for you when you get to the finish!

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Held at the Waikino Hall, SH2, Waikino, ART Waikino is now recognised as a major art exhibition on the Coromandel Peninsula - paintings, craft, photography and sculpture. All proceeds to the upkeep of the community hall, with all artwork for sale. Organised by the Waikino Victoria Hall Committee. Wine and Cheese opening Friday 20th October at the Hall.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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The Flight Centre K2 is possibly the toughest one day cycle challenge in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also one of the most scenic and varied with the route traveling through sub tropical forest, pacific coastlines, rural farmland and the Pohutukawa coastline of the Hauraki Gulf. This next race marks the 16th anniversary of the Flight Centre K2 and the race will start in Whitianga and travel in an anticlockwise direction through Coromandel, Thames, Tairua and back to Whitianga.

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The Steampunk the Thames festival of the arcane and thaumaturgic arts will crank up a head of steam from 9-2 November 2017.  Join us for an action packed, fun filled weekend of high energy hoopla for grownups and young people alike. Steampunk The Thames is run by a brand new voluntary organisation, Steampunk The Thames Inc., and its committee of ten, who bring to the festival a wealth of talent, fresh ideas and a passion to “art up Thames”. We are creating this festival to celebrate Thames’ own blend of art, heritage and culture; inspire and stimulate local talent; showcase local art and creativity and attract visitors to town to join us in having a rollicking good time.  Tickets on sale now at https://www.steampunkthethames.org/

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Bring your bike, your family and get ready for a festival day of fun riding the newest section of the Hauraki Rail Trail from Pūkorokoro- Miranda to Thames 
Opening Programme: 
5.30am - Dawn Blessing. There will be two dawn blessings held simultaneously at:* Pūkorokoro - Miranda - Robert Findlay Wildlife Area - E Coast Rd, Miranda* Kopu - Hauraki District Council side of the Kopu bridge (Auckland side) - access and parking will be via the layby before crossing Kopu Bridge
8.30am - Gala Festival  - 79 Kopu Road  
9.00am - Official Opening Speeches
9.30am - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
9.30am to 2.00pm - Rail Trail open for riding. Festival continues. Free Shuttle Services will be available dropping off and picking up cyclists and returning them to Kopu from:* Pipiroa - Buchanan Road; * Waitakaruru - next to the Country Store; * Pūkorokoro-Miranda - Robert Findlay Wildlife Area - E Coast Rd, Miranda
2.00pm - Prize giving at Kopu - Best Dressed Bird Competition winner announced 
Festival Fun for Everyone..
there will be…Games, Bouncy Castles, Music & entertainment, Food, Stalls & Win Spot Prizes
Fancy Dress Competition
Kids - Come dressed in your Best Bird Costume and be in to WIN a brand new red Trek Precaliper youth bike, courtesy of JollyBikes
Adults - Dress up too, and be in to WIN 2 x tickets to the Whitianga Waterways Summer Concert Tour 2018
Register on the day at the registration kiosk

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Enjoy Food, Music and a Cultural Experience at 132 Landlyst Rd, Waihi.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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The 7th Annual Paeroa Christmas Lights Show will be held at the Historical Maritime Park and Museum from Saturday 9 December to Christmas Eve, Sunday 24 December 2017 – 8.30.pm – 11pm every night. Entry closes at 10pm.  Entrance prices: Pre school $2 - School children $5 - Adults $15
http://www.historicalmaritimepark.co.nz/events/paeroa-christmas-light-show/

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Get into the Christmas spirit with Thames’ own Christmas light display - a combination of light and static display and hands on creativity. Make this part of your Christmas tradition and spend an evening out with the kids.

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Multiple nights of free entertainment as well as Fusion’s free kid’s holiday programme and family competitions. Plus a night market followed by a huge annual Craft Market day. Whangamata is the place to be this summer! The Whangamata Summer Festival is run by a not for profit community group who fundraise all year round in order to provide a focus for youth, young families, locals, holidaymakers and the elderly, by staging night time concerts, volleyball competitions, ice cream eating competitions, a kid’s holiday programme, a night market and a huge craft market day.

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Run by the Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club, Whanga Week is a fun filled week created by our Club Patron; Richard Scelly. It is a fundraising initiative that raises money for our Surf Club, and brings our community together through fun activities. Activities include 10km Run, Summer Festival Market Day in the park, Miss Whangamata, Classic Harbour Swim, Pub to Club Run, Whanga Fun Walk, Miracle Mile Beach Run, Surfboat Spectacular.

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Come and enjoy our annual market day on the Onemana Beach Reserve. Food and Craft, free face painting and beach dig.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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The Keltic Fair is one of New Zealands most successful fairs and the highlight of the Coromandel holiday season.
Over 300 stalls
Arts and Crafts
Yummy Food
Entertainment all day around
A full day of entertainment, kids rides, yummy food and a world of arts, crafts and great value fair shopping!
Entry $2 per person over 5 years old, all gate proceeds go to the Coromandel Area School.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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A fun, free challenge to encourage you and your colleagues to experience first hand joys and benefits of riding a bike. There will be lots of fantastic prizes on offer to tempt your team, which we’ll announce as the Challenge approaches. It’s all about participation – which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike for just 10 minutes or more? Organisations across the country will compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike during the Challenge (1-28 Feb). It’s not about who can ride the most kilometres, but who can encourage the most people to give bicycling a try. The teams which get the highest percentage of their staff riding for their size category will win. We will also do a prize draw for each trip you ride. So the more you ride in February, the more chance you have of winning a prize. You can earn more chances at individual prizes for encouraging others to ride.

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The 25th Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018 at the Paeroa Domain. What started out as a small Pipe Bands Competition has grown over the years, and today is a fully-fledged Highland Games, one of only seven such Scottish gatherings in New Zealand, and the only one in New Zealand to hold an Evening Tattoo. This celebration of Scottish culture is attracting interest throughout New Zealand as well as internationally.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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In the Waihi CBD, roads will be closed and the streets filled with hundreds of classic cars and hot rods, people dancing and enjoying the atmosphere and lots dressing up for the occasion. Dozens of stalls will add to the glittering array of goods and products that the shops have on sale. It’s a fun day whether you’re into cars or not. There’ll be three bands playing through the day and plenty of food and refreshments through the cafes, restaurants and eateries, together with even more food stalls.

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Rock and Roll Festival - Bands, Hotrods, Classic Cars and Caravans, Motorbikes, Nostalgia Fair, Hop Idol, Junkyard Fashion Show, Retro Pinup Show, Nostalgia Surf Fest. Fun for all ages.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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Through the Festival, we want to encourage all New Zealanders to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, to appreciate the attractions of our region, and to keep fit and active. Walks are in the area surrounding Waihi.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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Waihi and Waihi Beach in the southern Coromandel are the impressive setting for the spectacular Nugget Multisport Festival. You’ll take an unforgettable adventure from Waihi’s charming town centre out to the spectacular harbour and coast at Waihi Beach, before returning to Waihi via breathtaking trails to the rim of the mighty Martha gold mine and our iconic finish line under the shadow of the Cornish Pumphouse.
Along the way you’ll ride through quiet country roads, paddle the beautiful harbour and run along remote rocky coastlines and clifftops to hidden beaches. After ‘the hill’ you’ll mountain bike through rolling farmland and stunning singletrack before your final run inside the mighty Martha Mine open pit.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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Te Aroha Country Market held on the last Saturday of the Month in the Te Aroha Domain and bringing people together to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Domain. Hand Made Crafts, Bouncy Castle, Food and Coffee, Produce Stalls. Ph 027 340 3715 for further details.

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