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Otehei Bay Groups & Events

Otehei Bay Groups & Events

Otehei Bay regularly hosts events of all sizes such as family days for Easter, New Year’s Eve parties, Christmas parties, large corporate events, weddings and much more. Sign up to our mailing list to ensure you don’t miss out on ticket pre-sales or contact us to book in your group or event at Otehei Bay.

Otehei Bay New Years Eve party

New Year's Eve Party at Otehei Bay

Back again this year, this sell out event at Otehei Bay is the perfect way to see in the New Year!

See in 2020 with friends, family, live music by ‘The Legacy Band’, dancing and the beautiful Otehei Bay as your backdrop. It's the quintessential kiwi New Year’s experience! 

We have reduced the amount of tickets available this year so that we can ensure a more family friendly event, with more space and comfort for everyone. Due to this, there are limited tickets available so get in quick before they sell out. 

There are two ticket options available:

Entry Only 

Make your way over on your own transport (perfect for boaties and campers on Urupukapuka Island)

Adults $100  | Child (5 - 15 years) $60 | Infants (4 years and under) FREE

Family Package (Includes 2x adult fare and 2x Child fare) $200  


Package Entry

Includes return ferry from Paihia or Russell, event entry, BBQ Buffet dinner and fireworks display back in Paihia

Adult $155 | Child (under 15 years) $90 


Package timing:

5.00 pm Ferry departs Paihia
5:10 pm  Ferry departs Russell
5:45 pm   Arrival at Otehei Bay 
6.00 – 7:30pm  BBQ buffet dinner served
11.00 pm Ferry departs Otehei Bay to view Paihia Fireworks
12.00 am Fireworks display & New Year celebrations
12.20 am Guests disembark at Russell
12.30 am Guests disembark at Paihia

We look forward to seeing in the New Year with you! 

Contact us for more information, email:

Please see terms and conditions for Otehei Bay New Year's Eve Event HERE.

Christmas Day at Otehei Bay

Come out to Otehei Bay for Christmas Lunch or Dinner with your family and friends for a real Kiwi Christmas experience.

You’ll be treated to a delicious and filling buffet meal where you can sit down with loved ones surrounded by pohutukawa trees and the glistening water of Otehei Bay.

No fuss, just great food, great company and a great setting.

Choose to dine for either lunch (between 1pm – 2.30pm) or dinner (6pm – 7.30pm).

View Buffet Menu Here

There are two ticket options available for both lunch & dinner:

Lunch Only: $55 Adult (16 +) | $30 Child (5 – 15 years) | $10 infant (0 – 4 years)

Dinner Only: $55 Adult (16 +) | $30 Child (5 – 15 years) | $10 infant (0 – 4 years)

Lunch & Ferry Package: $99 Adult (16 +) | $55  Child (5 – 15 years) | $10 infant (0 – 4 years)

Dinner & Ferry Package: $99 Adult (16 +) | $55  Child (5 – 15 years) | $10 infant (0 – 4 years)


There is also the option to dine off the A La Carte menu on Christmas Day - Click here for the menu

Groups at Otehei Bay

Whether you’re planning an island wedding, corporate event, inspirational team building day, large scale event or just an island escape with family and friends, Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island is Northland’s ultimate island destination.

With an impressive five hectare section as well as an onsite bar and café available, there are endless possibilities for your next event.

Celebrate your wedding at Otehei Bay

Treat your guests to an island paradise wedding, where you’ll experience the romance of a destination wedding without the expense.Let us help you plan your dream wedding set amongst the natural beauty and rustic charm that Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka offers. Otehei Bay provides couples with a stunning setting for their ceremony and/or reception. The photo opportunities are spectacular, with the location providing a variety of surroundings including high vantage points, lush greenery and beautiful beachscape.

There are indoor and outdoor spaces available, capacity is up to 120 guests for a banquet style or up to 200 for a cocktail function.

Otehei Bay is also the perfect spot to spend time with your loved ones after your wedding day. Being just a short ferry ride from Paihia and Russell, the tranquil shores of Otehei Bay provide the perfect spot to host your friends and family after the big day.

Reserve one of our prime island beachfront areas, set with outdoor furniture and shade to create a special hub for guests to sit back and relax.

So, if you’ve dreamed of an island wedding celebration, Otehei Bay is the perfect choice!

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