Rata Tree Blossom Festival

Feb. 4, 2017

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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