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


 

2022 Calendar Events


Matamata Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the Mid-Winter Market on Friday June 17 on the Green in front of Railside (4.30pm-7.30pm). Country music sensation Jamie McDell is heading the entertainment line-up, along with a variety of singers,
dancers and performers. Market stalls and food trucks will fill the Green on what promises to be a great evening for the whole family. Register your stall today!

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An evening of music at the House With No Nails. BYO refreshments, nibbles and camp chairs. 7pm mix and mingle. Music from 8pm. Tickets $25 - call Jen to pre-book. Phone 021032176

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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 2022 Trail Trilogy.  With something for everyone, this super event takes place on the Hauraki Rail Trail on Sunday 11 September 2022.  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.

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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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The Thames Steampunk Festival rocks our region’s biggest town, attracting people from all over New Zealand, as well as steampunk enthusiasts from around the world, many of whom book their visit years in advance. Steampunk combines creativity, Victoriana, and reimagined technology. It’s fantasy, it’s fun and the outfits are outrageous. The Coromandel is known for its local arts and crafts, and with Thames’ goldmining history, it’s the perfect spot to celebrate this raucous blend of history, technology and creativity.

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Established in 2000. Beach Hop has brought hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders together for an annual rock and roll festival. This event is held in the beautiful seaside resort of Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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** Classic Cover Insurance Nostalgia Fair
** Rock’n'Roll Church Service at the Baptist Church
** Nostalgia Surf Fest
** Top 10 Shoot Out
** Final Prize Giving
** Entrants Draw
** Live Music

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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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The Tairua School Wine & Food Festival is a major event for our local community and an important fundraiser for our school. The upcoming festival boasts an array of exciting new aspects along with the usual favourites, with a big focus on celebrating all things local to the Coromandel. Visitors to our festival will experience a delicious offering of food and beverages including several New Zealand craft selections.

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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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t’s time to dust off the dancing shoes, start tuning up your best singing voice and get your plans underway for one of New Zealand’s biggest concert draw cards of the summer, with the team at Greenstone Entertainment bringing back the much sought-after Summer Concert Tour for 2023. Following on from the first show in Taupo, the Greenstone Entertainment Summer Concert Tour visits Whitianga on the beautiful Coromandel. A large open area and embankments for those who like a more casual atmosphere provides ample options for all tastes. Grab some accommodation, book a bus ticket from wherever you will be, this summer will be as good as ever.

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The Annual Paeroa Highland Games & Tattoo will be held on Saturday 11th February 2023 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.

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The Mito Q 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 travelling through sub tropical forest, pacific coastlines, rural farmland and the Pohutukawa coastline of the Hauraki Gulf.

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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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