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Summer of Sandcastles

Sunday 26th December 2021-Sunday 6th February 2022

We've changed the annual Tahunanui sand sculpture competition from a one day event into a summer festival, so that more people can participate safely within COVID guidelines.

Grab some friends, whānau or workmates and make a date between Boxing Day (26 Dec 2021) and Waitangi Day (6 Feb 2022) to create something in the sand.

Once you have registered your team, submit a high resolution photo or video to Winners will be announced after the closing date. Our website has all the details you need


Family Friendly Free


December 26–31, 2021
January 1–31
February 1–6


Nelson & suburbs


Tahunanui Beach
Tahunanui Beach

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 0800 87 67 46

Additional Info

Official Website

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