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West Coast Whitebait Festival


Thu 20 Oct 2011, 9:00am
Fri 21 Oct 2011, 9:00am
Sat 22 Oct 2011, 9:00am
Sun 23 Oct 2011, 9:00am
Mon 24 Oct 2011, 9:00am

Where: Venues throughout the West Coast, Various, Hokitika

Restrictions: All Ages

New Zealand whitebait is a delicacy, so with the season coinciding with the Rugby World Cup 2011 and a range of events and activities on offer up and down the Coast, a visit to this beautiful region has to be high on your list!

The West Coast is known for its rugged yet stunning scenery and warm local hospitality, whitebait season is a great opportunity to experience both.

Activities will include a photography competition, a whitebait menu challenge, a rugby video competition with airline travel to the Coast and glacier activities as prizes, a history of whitebait competition and lots of chances to sample the delicacy.

You be the judge!

Throughout Rugby World Cup 2011 and from the top to the bottom of the Coast, restaurants and eateries will be presenting special menus in The Great West Coast Whitebait Challenge you have the challenge (and the pleasure) of becoming world-famous whitebait judges — make sure you try the famous New Zealand whitebait pattie.

The West Coast Whitebait Festival is a part of the REAL New Zealand Festival – the biggest nationwide festival the country has ever seen.

In September and October 2011, the REAL New Zealand Festival will take place across the length and breadth of the country. It will include hundreds of events and experiences that will celebrate New Zealand’s arts, food and wine, heritage, culture, entertainment, industries and business, experiences, sports and lifestyle.