So much for the kids (& the adults!)
The family-focused Club Marine Discover Boating Centre and Youthtown AquaFunZone are full of fun demonstrations and activities for kids of all ages, and their adults.
In the Club Marine Discover Boating Centre, we will keep the action flowing, while also showing how to safely and easily catch, fillet and cook fish.
In and around the large Hutchwilco Pool, expert fishers such as Milan and Nathan (from TV show PlaceMakers Big Angry Fish) and Hauraki Gulf fishing guru, Bruce Duncan, will share their tips on how to catch more and bigger fish, even in winter.
Keen fishers will also be able to get some great tips and learn new techniques in the hourly Top Catch Ask the Experts seminars and there will be lots of exclusive show-only specials on the large Top Catch and Norcross stands in the Hauraki Fishing Hall (more details here).
Seafood expert Derek the Chef will show how to cook the catch, there will be kayaking, diving and stand-up paddleboarding demonstrations, celebrity survivor Rob Hewitt will show how to choose the right lifejackets for the whole family and there will be a fun fishing “competition” for the kids.
Bring your togs, too!
Kids are also encouraged to bring their togs and a towel to the Youthtown AquaFunZone. Here, they can hop into one of the two heated pools and learn to swim, kayak or paddle board.
There will also be fun activities for the whole family, with windsurfing and sailing simulators, diving and underwater hockey demos, the Great Drain Game and a challenging Berth Your Boat competition. There will also be the chance to have a go at spinnaker packing, snorkeling, kayaking, model yacht racing; a human gyro and balance board, an Optimist simulator and the ever-popular colouring-in competition.