Tairua is host to the Wet n Wild event that runs over a summer weekend. It is an action packed couple of days with plenty to see and do! Tairua is a perfect location for such events as it has a great surf beach for those ocean flips and sprays, and a harbour which on full tide, hosts the jet ski races. These include circuit races, a slalom track and a public novice track for anyone keen to give it a go!
-unfortunately Tairua Wet n Wild is not running in 2016
There is even flyboard demonstrations!
The weekend is action packed with a good ol Kiwi water slide, and those brave enough can jump off the bridge scaffolding and onto the giant inflatable blobby! Fun for the spectators! I was continually laughing at the children being flung into the air, and the water sliders water entry attempts ; ) An awesome weekend!
This post includes photos from last years event.
For more information on New Zealand tourist attractions pop in and see the volunteers at
at 223 Main Rd Tairua, (07) 864 7580
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