Buller Gorge Marathon

New Zealand’s most scenic marathon, the Buller Gorge Marathon is run on the second Saturday of February annually.   The event celebrated its 35th birthday in 2017 and attracts many entrants who have competed in it for a number of years.

There is also a half marathon and a teams event.

Early booking of accommodation is recommended as many guests re-book immediately after the event for the next year.   We keep a wait list and it is worth while to put your name on this as there can be cancellations due to injuries or other unexpected circumstances.

The event will next be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

For more information:   www.bullermarathon.org.nz


Best of the West

The Buller Country Music Club runs its Best of the West awards on the first weekend of May annually.   Second in size in New Zealand only to the Gore Gold Guitar awards, the festival is an open event which caters for all ages in 25 categories.   It attracts around 180 entrants from all around New Zealand and the odd one from Australia.   A week’s scholarship valued at $6,000 to Tamworth, Country Music Capital of Australia, is awarded to an under 18 year old who will receive tuition in all facets of entertainment and music to advance their career.

The event will next be held on 5th – 7th May, 2017.


Westport Whitebait Festival

An annual street party held on the Friday night of Labour Weekend to celebrate the whitebait season with music, entertainment food and craft stalls and the highlight of the evening ‘The Great Whitebait Cook off.

The event will next be held on 20th October, 2017.