Te Matuku Oyster Festival
The only thing that could be better eating than fresh, juicy and plump oysters is having them on Waiheke Island!
Come along to the world-famous Te Matuku Oyster Festival at midday on Saturday 5 November to experience the most delicious oysters in the country, and have a great day out.
Fresh as you can get
Te Matuku’s Pacific oysters, highly prized by oyster lovers from all over New Zealand, are farmed in the crystal clear waters of the marine reserve at Te Matuku Bay on Waiheke. They’ll be shucked at the festival, ready for cooking in a variety of ways, or just au naturel: you won’t get any fresher than that!
Celebrity chef demonstrations
Join celebrity chefs Martin Bosley, Julie Biuso and Paulie Hooton for cooking demos and the chance to come up with your own Te Matuku “master chef” recipe.
Waiheke is the Island of Wine and you won’t be disappointed with Passage Rock Sauvignon Blanc or Batch “Fizz”: perfect matches with succulent oysters. Beer lovers won’t miss out with great craft brew from Waiheke’s own Alibi Brewing Company from Tantalus Estate.
Food & Sounds
Foodies will delight in a fine array of gourmet morsels from Waiheke’s artisan food providers. And while you’re sampling all the fine fare, be entertained by bands ROOK and DragonFly, while enjoying the lush and laid-back setting of Rangihoua Estate.
Tickets & travel to Waiheke
It couldn’t be easier or more fun to take a day-trip to Waiheke for the Te Matuku Oyster Festival. Simply book your $80 Fullers Festival Package www.fullers.co.nz (which includes festival, ferry and bus tickets) or buy your $45 festival ticket through Te Matauku: www.tematukuoysters.co.nz
Your $45 festival ticket includes your first 3 oysters, a festival glass and a wine or beer.
Need to know
WHAT Te Matuku Oyster Festival on Waiheke Island
WHEN Saturday 5 November, 2016
WHERE Rangihoua Estate, Waiheke Island
HOW TO GET THERE 35 minutes on a Fullers ferry
COST $45 entry fee (includes festival glass, first drink and 3 oysters), $80 package (entry free, Fullers ferry, transfers to and from event, a festival glass plus first drink and 3 oysters)