Auckland Seafood Festival - NZ's Ultimate Seafood Celebration!

Auckland Anniversary Weekend - Sat 28, Sun 29, Mon 30 Jan 2012


Confirmation is in!

Confirmation is in!

13 January 2014

We’ve got Bluff Oysters for the ASB Auckland Seafood Festival! We’ve secured even more than last year, but these delectable treats from the deep are a hot commodity, especially when paired with a wedge of lemon and a glass of Champagne Bollinger – don’t miss out! 

Ode to Auckland

Ode to Auckland

13 January 2014

Our Festival celebrates seafood and our beautiful city, Auckland over its Anniversary Weekend. Over the long weekend, the city really comes to life; so while you’re out enjoying New Zealand's best seafood, check out a few other things happening in the heart of the city. For instance, the Auckland International Busker’s Festival, the City Farmer’s Market, the Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta, the Ports of Auckland Seaport, the Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum, the Auckland Anniversary Showcase at the Classic Comedy Club, the Silo Markets, and of course St Jerome Laneway Festival

New Feature with an International Flair

New Feature with an International Flair

10 January 2014

If you fancy yourself a bit of an explorer, make sure you check out our new Festival feature, ‘Taste of the World’. We’ve got a huge array of stalls with incredible seafood dishes from all around the world. From Mexico to Italy to Japan to Malaysia; there’s international flavours to tantalise even the most adventurous tastebuds. Plus, get your passport stamped at as many vendors as you can and go in the draw to win a 2hr America’s Cup Sailing Experience, valued at $640, care of our friends from Explore NZ. 

Brett’s got a little something cooking

Brett’s got a little something cooking

06 December 2013

We promised more of our ambassadors this Festival and we weren’t lying – in fact, we started early! Brett McGregor has been working hard cooking up some recipes to share with our Facebook followers. We released the first yesterday and there are more delicious dishes to follow. So check out our Facebook page here and you too can learn to cook like a Masterchef! 

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

01 November 2013

Tickets to the ASB Auckland Seafood Festival are on sale now! For the first time ever, the first 5,000 GA tickets purchased will receive a book of vouchers when they enter the Festival to redeem at the event as well as out and about in Auckland! The goodies in this booklet range from a free Festival dish to a discounted Laneway Festival ticket!

As always tickets are $20 and all profits made are given to charity, so celebrating Auckland Anniversary Weekend dining on delights from the deep won't just satisfy your stomach, but will leave your conscience content too. 

The Boys are Back in Town

The Boys are Back in Town

25 October 2013

Brett McGregor and Graeme Sinclair are returning as the 2014 Festival ambassadors and we couldn’t be happier! Both will be playing an even bigger role in the next Festival as well as the lead up to it. We’re very excited to say that Masterchef winner, Brett is all set to have his own food stall next year! Plus he’ll be sharing weekly recipes over on our Facebook page, while Gone Fishin’ star, Graeme shares his fishing tips and tricks! So whether you want to cook like a world-class chef or reel in the whoppers, we’ve got you covered here!
Welcoming Aboard Some New Friends

Welcoming Aboard Some New Friends

17 October 2013

There’s change in the air and it smells wonderful. With the 2014 Festival on the horizon, we are very pleased to announce that ASB has signed on as the new naming rights sponsor of the Auckland Seafood Festival. With a new office near our venue in the heart of the city and a history of working with the Auckland community, ASB is the perfect fit. As always, any profits made are returned to the community. Since 2006, the Festival has donated over $400,000 to various charities. Together with ASB we can’t wait to add to that total. 


The 2014 ASB Auckland Seafood Festival will be returning to Halsey Wharf, Wynyard Quarter! With its amazing views of the Waitemata Harbour and its location right in the heart of the city, this vibrant addition to the viaduct makes for a pretty spectacular setting to enjoy some of New Zealand's best seafood! Check out the Gallery to see for yourself!

There are a number of ways to get into the heart of the city and you can get directions to the Festival by clicking the button to the right. If you want our recommendation on your mode of transport, one of the most relaxing ways to get to the Auckland Viaduct is on one of the Fullers ferries. This is a great way to start your Festival experience, kicking back and floating aboard the seas that so much of our delicious seafood comes from. Click here for ferry times and fares. 

To find other public transport options or nearby parking, click here. 

Disabled car parks can be arranged prior to the Festival. If you require a car park or more information, email

For any out-of-towners looking at coming to Auckland for the Festival, Rendezvous Grand Hotel has great deals for accommodation. Interested? Check it out!
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Ticket Info

Tickets are on sale now! Once again gate sales will be available on the day, but numbers are limited so we recommend getting your tickets in advance.

Tickets are valid for one of the three days of the Festival, you must specify which day of the Festival you will be attending when you purchase your ticket, so make sure you check your diary before you buy! For more information about the VIP Experience, check out the Programme section.

While Kids Gone Fishin' is a free event, each child attending must get a ticket. Numbers are limited, so you must specify which day you will be attending, just follow the link on the right and secure your kids a spot! (Adults do not need tickets.) For more information about Kids Gone Fishin’, check out the Programme section. 

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The ASB Auckland Seafood Festival was created eight years ago to celebrate Auckland Anniversary weekend and New Zealand seafood. The event has always been a community project with all profits returned to charity. During the life span of the Festival, over $400,000 has been donated.

Since 2006, the Festival has grown considerably with new sponsors and stallholders involved each year. This three-day extravaganza of New Zealand seafood, musical acts, live cooking demonstrations and competitions is set in the heart of the city on Halsey Wharf, Wynyard Quarter, a working port right in the centre of Auckland's fishing industry.

Auckland's viaduct has always provided a fantastic setting for a day of fun, sun and seafood. We look forward to celebrating in 2014 with you!


What to eat and where to find it

VIP Experience

Who's playing

Kids Gone Fishin'

Something Different

Watch the experts

Something for the kids

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All profits made at the ASB Auckland Seafood Festival are returned to the community through various charities. Since the Festival began in 2006, over $400,000 has been donated. Many charitable organisations have benefited from the festival including Rotary, the Blood and Leukaemia Foundation and the Stellar Trust. This year, we are proud to support the Lions Clubs.