Princes Wharf Oyster Festival

Bluff Oyster season is right around the corner and Auckland’s Nourish Group have gone all out to ensure it’s a pearler with the return of the highly popular Princes Wharf Oyster Festival.

Now in its fourth year, the festival takes place throughout March and celebrates Bluff, Te Kouma, Te Matuku and other varieties. It includes food and drink deals at Euro, The Culpeper, Coley & Punch and The Crab Shack, as well as special events and happenings, all in honour of the succulent oyster.

Last year a whopping 62,000 of the beloved delicacy were shucked, and 2019 is set to be bigger and better than ever. The 2019 Festival events line-up includes:

The First Haul: All You Can Eat Bluff Oysters: Be among the first in the country to tuck into new-season Bluffies at Euro’s all-you-can-eat extravaganza. Oysters will be served natural, kilpatrick and tempura, and followed by a two-course set menu. Guests receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Tuesday 5th March, 12pm-3pm, $195pp.

The Great Bluff Lunch: Enjoy a luxurious long mid-week lunch featuring five set-courses and free-flowing champagne from the team at Euro. Wednesday 20th March, 12pm-3pm, $250pp.

Oyster and Music Festival. Get grooving to tunes spun by DJ Phoebe and DJ Alice Rose at The Culpeper while you tuck in to your share of the 200 dozen delicious, FREE oysters on offer. You can also try your hand at shucking in the Oyster Shucking Competition. Saturday 30th March from 12pm.

Seafood Boil Up: Have yourself a boil up, some Bluffies and a boogie at this event at the Crab Shack. Saturday 9th March, 12-3pm.

Oysters & Whiskey Masterclass:  Learn all there is to know about oysters at this two-hour oyster and whiskey tasting Masterclass. Tuesday 26 March, 6.30pm. $120pp.

Booking are essential for these special events. For the full programme and details on all deals available, visit the Oyster Festival website. 

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 11 June 2019