The annual Pohutukawa Festial celebrates the arrival of summer on the Coromandel. 

 The festival takes place from the last week in November to the end of the first week in December each year, and launches summer through a myriad of events across the Peninsula.   The Coromandel is  favourite destination for visitors and the festival celebrates everything that is good for your soul ... the landscapes, our coastline, the rich art culture and good food, wine and music - all enjoyed in the company of friends and family.

 Launched in 2000, the Pohutukawa Fetival was developed by a group of enthusiastic locals from the western side of the Peninsula, who had a vision to promote the area. 

In February 2004 the festival was handed over to Tourism Coromandel in and has continued to be developed into a truly regional celebration of all things Coromandel.

 

 

 

 Launch into summer and fall in love with ...

  • the Coromandel Coast ... experience some of New Zealand's most loved surfing breaks, top diving locations and epic fishing adventures
  • the Landscape ... through garden tours, heritage walks and road trips
  • the Pohutukawa Wearable arts
  • the Music at Point
  • the Wine and Launch tours
  • New Zealand's most loved getaway region.

 

      

 

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2004's programme included a Thames-on-Wheels motorcycle tour, the Paeroa Society of Arts festival, an Antiques Roadshow weekend in Paeroa and
Midge Marsden and Bill Hohepa appeared at the 2004 Pohutukawa Festival, and events included a Pohutukawa Party and the Coromandel
Highlights from the 2005 event were appearances by Greg Johnson, The Black Seeds and Golden Horse.
A creation at the wearable arts festival.
The 2010 programme of events included a poetry book launch at Thames' iconic Mama Gins Bar; Whangamata's fabulous Jazz Art
Jazz, Art and Blues Festival.
The Coromandel's Pohutukawa Festival in 2009 launched summer with a wide range of events including a native kiwi walk at
Sculpture symposium.
New Zealand band OpShop led the billing at the Tairua Pohutukawa Party. Other events included the Crimson Market in Thames,
A band sets up at the Pohutukawa Party.
This year's programme featured Rhombus, plus Blues by the Beach, Monteiths Cafe Crawl, and Eco home tour and a Kids'
Pohutukawa party at Tairua domain.
2006's programme featured the Waiomu Pohutuakwa party with guests dDub, Batucada Sound Machine, Kokomu Blues and The Aviators.

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