This annual event sees teams, of four people, competing in hand-made rafts, racing to glory on the Ngunguru River for cash prizes. Rafts can only be self-propelled (no motors), and constructed from any material other than existing watercraft and/or flotation devices. Competitors tackled the course in either business or open class categories from the Ngunguru Town Hall to the Ray White Tutukaka office where the event concludes with the prizegiving – with cash prizes for the category winners plus various spot prizes.
Ray White are proud to have been part of the Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival since 2014. Run in August each year this annual event is designed to attract people to Northland’s beautiful Tutukaka Coast. Rated as one of the top coastal destinations on the planet by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, the Tutukaka Coast is home to about 1,500 locals and was recently voted one of the ‘Top Ten Must-Do’s in New Zealand’. A summer destination for many with pristine white sand beaches, stunning coastal bush walks, and the incredible Poor Knights Marine Reserve the areas is certainly a favourite with locals and tourists alike. The Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival festival creates a variety of reasons for people to visit the region – enjoy the restaurants and bars and participate in activities and provide benefit too to local service providers.
View photos of this years’ event on our Ray White Whangarei, Tutukaka and Bream Bay Facebook page.
> Ray White Whangarei, Tutukaka and Bream Bay Facebook Page
Other events in the Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival include a stand-up paddle board race, dragonboat regatta, fishing competition, movie nights and a comedy festival – and can be found on the Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival Facebook page.
> Tutukaka Coast Winter Festival Facebook Page