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 the night before, with 3 kiwi 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!