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.
2023 Calendar Events
Waihi Beach Farmers Market - Location: Waihī Beach School, 100 Beach Rd
Locally-sourced primary produce, vegetables, plants, meat, dairy, bread, baked goods and seasonal goods. Some crafts, entertainment and treats. Waihī Beach School from October 7 - 27 April, every Saturday from 8am-12pm. All weather.FIND OUT MORE
Paeroa Christmas Light Extravaganza - Location: Historical Maritime Park - Paeroa
Paeroa’s historical Maritime Park turns into a magical wonderland during December. Bring the family to experience the brilliant light show, on every night from Dec through to Christmas eve. This is a community based project, designed to spread Christmas cheer throughout the Paeroa region, run by Paeroa volunteers. The park is open to the public to enjoy trees lit up with magical fairy lights and buildings of the Museum will be outlined by amazing lights. This is the first show in New Zealand, of this scale, that actually has lights dancing to music.
The show runs continuously from 8:30 pm till 10 pm, every night, weather permitting.
Come along to this years show and meander through the Enchanted Forest and watch children playing in the snow and bubbles, as music soothes and enriches the soul. This is a great night out not to be missed. There are sure to be some wonderful surprises in store for this years show.
8.30pm – Last entry 10.00pm every night. Event closes at 11.00pm.
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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.FIND OUT MORE
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
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.
The Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo will be held on Saturday 10th February 2024 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.FIND OUT MORE
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.FIND OUT MORE
The Middle-earth Halfling Marathon takes Halflings on a journey through sites and scenes from the epic trilogies including some locations previously only ventured to by wizards and never-before accessed by the public. Participants will roam through the picturesque village of Hobbiton, through Gandalf’s Cutting, past the Sackville™ Orchard and up to Bag End before weaving down to Bagshot Row and past the sparkling lakefront. If time allows, a stop for a brief refreshment at The Green Dragon™ Inn before the final leg of the adventure to the finish line across from The Shire’s Rest™.FIND OUT MORE
Follow winding tracks through spectacular scenery and amazing views. Explore our backyard and learn about our local history. Hike across hills, discover pools and waterfalls, get a bit of exercise and enjoy our local bush and beach.
From an hour’s walk to full day tramps, there’s something for everyone and every fitness level. Please note Registration is required.FIND OUT MORE
Trail Trilogy has been cancelled following a Department of Conservation announcement that the Kauri disease pathogen has been found in the Kaimai Ranges. The event passes through DoC managed land in the Karangahake/Waikino area, for which a Concession is required. As DoC continue their investigations, there is a high degree of risk that access to these areas for events will be unavailable. All 2023 entries will be rolled over to the next event, which will be held on Sunday, September 8th, 2024
6 towns, 5 start lines, 1 finish line, 140km off road, and 1 day of flat out fun if you’re ready to take part in the 2024 Trail Trilogy. With something for everyone, this super event takes place on the Hauraki Rail Trail on Sunday 10 September 2024. There are five events, a 9k fun run, Half Marathon, Marathon, 55k Intro Ultra, and 100k Ultra Marathon, which utilise the entire length of the rail trail.FIND OUT MORE
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.FIND OUT MORE