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Country Rock Festival

2021 festival is on (Covid permitting)!
Friday 7 to Sunday 9 May 2021

Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival, Northland, New Zealand

We still have rooms available and we are in the heart of all the venues.

Such a fun weekend for everyone to enjoy.

The Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival features good music and friendship in the stunning setting of the Bay of Islands of New Zealand – one of the top tourist spots of the country. Each year the festival features more than 40 acts performing at multiple venues. Street music in Paihia and Russell also gives you a chance to enjoy the music as you dine at a nearby cafe or join in some linedancing.

FANTASTIC VALUE = You pay $80 and we give you more than 45 bands to watch perform over the three days of the festival.

Check out the musicians, venues and news. We have details of accommodation available from our supporting hotels and motels, with phone numbers and links to their websites where available. Many musicians and fans book year to year, so make sure you don’t miss out for the next festival.

For further information on the festival, contact organiser Shirley May.
Phone: 027 235 0106

You can also buy badges OR vouchers to exchange for badges from:
– This website
– On arrival at any of the venues
– Wards Music Whangarei

Please note that the programme and musicians attending is subject to change at any time, sometimes at very short notice.


Bay of Islands Run / Walk Festival

Bay of Islands Run / Walk Festival

Village Green, 60 Marsden Rd, Paihia

Sunday 16th  May 2021 

Bay of Islands Run / Walk Festival

The Bay of Islands Run/Walk Festival on Sunday, 16 May 2021 is part of the Sport Northland Run/Walk Series.

This iconic event historically offers a choice of two run or walk distances, 6km & 8.7km. In 2021 they also hope to offer a Half Marathon distance (to be confirmed).

All distances start and finish in the heart of the coastal town of Paihia. The scenic course encompasses some stunning views across the Bay as you navigate your way along the waterfront, including access to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

This even was previously known as the Jennian Homes Mothers Day Fun Run/Walk (and held on Mother’s Day).

Farmers’ Market in Paihia

Come to the Bay of Islands’s very own Paihia Farmers’ Market!

This is the place to get fresh meat, fish, locally grown veggies, or produced foods from our local Bay of Islands’ farmers.

Buy it fresh from their gate to your plate!

Every Thursday afternoon, rain or shine.