Issued 28th Jan 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed.
Some local DOC campsites are closed, and Te Whatu Ora Waikato advises everyone to not use coastal beaches, lakes, rivers and streams until at least 48 hours following heavy rainfall due to potential bacterial contamination.
Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies.
Come up and share in this festival celebrating our wonderful culture around seafood. This year sees the inaugural event right in our town, with a great variety of offers. Don't miss out!
Coromandel is home to pristine nutrient-rich waters and a variety of marine life. The western side of the Coromandel Peninsula is renowned for its aquaculture industry supplying world-famous mussels.
The Coromandel Harbour is the maritime gateway to Coromandel Town, supporting oyster and mussel farms, as well as being a great place to catch fish.
The Seafood Fest is held right in the heart of Coromandel Town, live music throughout the day and various other activities, such as ongoing cooking demonstrations by different chefs, featuring local seafood produce. Learn how to open an oyster or how to fillet a fish. Seafood is not the only thing on offer with plenty of options available including smoked bacon. Once you have worked up an appetite choose from the many food stalls available. After satisfying your hunger, kick back and enjoy the live music from various local artists.
Additional stall holders offer a variety of wares like photographic art prints, copper wall art, clothing and more. There are fun rides for the kids and educational displays.
Be sure to bring the whole family for a fun filled day with plenty on offer, rain or shine.
The event is held annually, 1st Saturday in May. Entry is just $2 per person, which is to support the local school.