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48 Hours In Kaikoura Photo Exhibition

August 25 @ 9:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm

Incorporates The 48 Hours in Kaikoura Amateur Competition & The 48 Hours in Kaikoura Pro Competition. Images are taken over 48 hours - 4th & 5th August 2018

Kaikoura Whale Run

September 8

Enjoy spectacular views of the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges as you run/ walk the Kaikōura Whale Run! From half marathon to 10km, even a 2km Marafun for kids, the Whale Run is a fun event for everyone. 8 September 2018

Kaikoura Hop 2018

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - September 16 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 12:00pm on day 15 of September, repeating indefinitely

A Kaikoura weekend of Cars, Cruising, Car Show, Fun, Food & Entertainment.
Come and join the fun at the Kaikoura Hop!


September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hot on the heels of their 5th studio album release ‘LEGACY’, Katchafire hit New Zealand for their annual winter tour with 11 shows in August and September.

Kaikoura Races

October 28 - October 29
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 1:00am

Sunday 28 October - Kaikoura Family Day      Monday 29 October - Alabar Kaikoura Cup Day

Kaikoura Longboard Festival 2018

Kaikoura Longboard Festival 2019

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Kaikoura Longboard Festival 2019

The fully sanctioned race track, situated just outside of the Kaikoura township is a perfect location. With scenic views over the beautiful east coast, the track winds down one kilometer of smooth pavement allowing riders in packs of four to navigate down six corners at speeds of up to 80km/h; Creating New Zealand's premier downhill skateboarding event.

Kaikoura A & P Show

February 23, 2019

The country comes to town - bringing you horses, livestock, produce, competitions, and entertainment in the bay! You will be surprised what you find there! The Kaikoura A&P Show is  followed by the PGG Wrightson Show Jumping Circuit on the Sunday.

Kegkoura 2019

March 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Kaikoura's very own craft beer festival hosted by Emporium Brewing. This is a great little festival, purposely small with only 6-8 breweries to keep it a chilled and relaxed afternoon with a focus on great craft beer and food from around the region.

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