10 things to look forward to at Splash Landing

Publish Date : 15 Mar 2024
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Excitement is building for the first ever Splash Landing event, coming to The Landing on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March. It’s sure to be a fantastic event with something for the whole whānau to enjoy.

To wet the appetite (pun intended!) here are just a handful of the highlights you can expect from the upcoming weekend:

1. Have a go at sailing. How often do you get to try your hand at sailing – for free?! No experience necessary.

Have a go at sailing with Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust

Have a go at sailing with Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust

2. Jump around on the bouncy castle. Okay this one might be more for the kids, but everyone’s a big kid at heart. This fun activity is in the Tamariki Zone, along with other interactive games.

3. Treat yourself at the Sunday market. If you like browsing for interesting buys, then make sure you come on Sunday for the market. Bring your shopping bag and check out the crafts and other delights that Ōrākei has to offer.

4. Test your life jacket. Bring along your life jackets and Drowning Prevention New Zealand will help you test them to make sure they’re in good nick.

5. Watch mussels clean and filter water in real time. Visit the Revive our Gulf team, a partnership between mana whenua and community to restore the mussel reefs of the Hauraki Gulf, with an impressive and educational display for you at Splash Landing!

6. Try out waka ama. Grab a paddle and have a go! A great chance to try something new or show off your skills. Everyone’s invited.

Waka ama

7. Chill to sweet tunes. The main stage will get its groove on each afternoon with musical entertainment from 2pm. Eventgoers can look forward to Curbside Crawl band on Saturday, and latin beats from DJ JC on Sunday followed by BEACHWARE.

8. Meet the harbour master. If you’re lucky, the harbour master will pop in while you’re at the festival! He will have to time his visits around any other important business that pops up throughout the weekend.

9. Learn stuff with Kelly Tarltons. Kelly Tarltons Marine Wildlife Trust will be at Splash Landing on Sunday. A favourite with kiwi kids, they will bring lots of exciting things to see, and a chance to win a family pass to the SEA LIFE aquarium!

10. Challenge yourself at Waterworld. This inflatable adventure course on the water is a paid activity, with tickets available online or on the day.

Hosted by Akarana Marine Sports Charitable Trust and the Ōrākei Local Board, Splash Landing will run 11am-6pm on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2024 at The Landing, 8 Tamaki Drive, Ōrākei.

Parking will be limited, so we suggest getting there by walking, cycling or public transport. Check https://at.govt.nz for options. Mobility parking is available onsite.

For more information, visit the event Facebook page or website.

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