The Huge Day Out is on Saturday, 27th October 2018

2018 Programme coming soon.


Canoe Showdown

Baxter Street Reserve  (Mahurangi River, Warkworth) – Saturday 27 October

Online registration is open now –
On the day registration opens at 12pm (closes 1pm)


Races start

Held on Baxter Street Reserve approximately 45 minutes after the last paddler has finished.

Personal safety
All paddlers 16 and under will need to wear a PFD. All other paddlers should carry their PFD in their paddle craft. If you are asked to wear your PFD please do or you will not be able to start the race.

An awesome day of racing to suit all classes and abilities:

  • 20 km Premier Showdown: 4 laps of serious races – open to all. Winners crowned King and Queen of the Mahurangi River.
  • 10 km Race: 2 laps – ideal for sea kayaks and recreational craft (including SUP).
  • 5 km Cruise: 1 lap – for casual paddlers, first timers and kids.
  • 2 km Time Trial: If you would like to take part in the Canoe Showdown but don’t have a kayak, thanks to STAR KAYAKS, you’re able to make that happen. There will be a number of kayaks available on race day and you can compete in a 2 km time trial. Limited spaces.

Limited waterfront parking (access via Percy Street by New World) – please check with road marshalls on the day.

Dog Show

Warkworth Dog Training Club

Demonstrations and public involvement


The Warkworth and Districts Dog Training Club has been providing affordable dog training advice to local pet owners as well as competitors in Obedience, Rally-O, Flygility, and Agility for 20 years. We are a incorporated society which relies on volunteers to provide this low-cost service to the community.


Community Groups

Kids Entertainment

Garden Bar