Rata Tree Blossom Festival

Feb. 4, 2017
Hokitika - Cool Little Town

The Otira Rata- The trees tend to flower well only once every few years and seem to favour the high rainfall conditions of the West Coast especially in Otira.


Native birds such as the tui, bellbird and kaka all benefit from the presence of rata trees in the forest. Join us for the Festival, Book a room in our hotel, Bring a camper van or tent and get involved Penny Fathing Race (enter now) $500 prize money Cake baking competition must have RATA honey as ingredient Gumboot throwing contest horseshoe throwing competition TUG A WAR Clydesdale Horses vs Humans Stagecoach Rides Black Powder demonstration and shooting competition World record attempt wood chopping Water crackers eating competition Bands and can can girls and much much more... Email bruce@otirahotel.co.nz for information and entry forms

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