Whangārei Maritime Festival

Event date: Saturday, 14 October 2023 | 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM

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Immerse yourself in this spectacle celebrating Whangārei's maritime past, present, and future.

With a storied history as a bustling trading port, a hub of shipbuilding and a centre for maritime services, there will be plenty to discover!

Classic Boat Show

View over 30 classical boats on display including Northland's own tallship R. Tucker Thompson.

Marine Trade Displays

Meet the local craftsmen and manufacturers and watch marine demonstrations. Explore educational opportunities.

Art & Craft Markets

Shop around the nautical themed market under the Canopy Bridge.

Talks & Movies

Immerse yourself via talks and lectures to seafaring topics from shipwrecks to modern-day sailing adventures.

Family Fun

Enjoy ocean-themed story times or entertain your little ones with a variety of activities, including free rides on electric or steamboats.

Food & Entertainment

Listen to the local bands and soul-stirring melodies of sea shanties while you savour the flavours of the ocean at participating eateries.


  • Saturday, 14 October 2023 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday, 15 October 2023 | 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Town Basin Marina, Quayside, Whangārei, 0112, View Map

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