The maritime industry of the Bay of Islands will be under the spotlight in a fun event being held over five days in Ōpua.
The Bay of Islands Marina and Ōpua Business Association has brought back, bigger and better, the Bay of Islands Cruisers Festival.
The hugely popular festival is back next month, bigger and better than ever.
Set in Ōpua in the iconic Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands, the highly anticipated annual event will run from November 8-12, offering a thrilling few days of marine adventures, informative seminars, and entertainment for all.
The festival serves as a drawcard for vessels and their crew who have completed an adventurous ocean sail across the Pacific to our shores.
Ōpua Business Association chair Mike Levings is a seasoned cruisers festival-goer and marine industry professional and said the local community had been welcoming international cruisers for almost 20 years.
Levings said the festival had slowly evolved into a five-day event, with this year’s focus to provide even more seminars, fun events and a trip to Waitangi Treaty Grounds, plus the feature event, the Marine Trade Show.