What’s happening

Charleston Market

Over winter, while the Fox River Market takes a break, there’s a monthly Sunday market at Charleston approximately 30km north of Punakaiki. There are food and craft stalls, fresh produce and more. The markets are held in the Charleston Hall starting at 10am, finishing 1pm.

Dolomite Point Redevelopment Project

Work on the Department of Conservation (DOC) redevelopment project began in May 2022. The Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre and local iwi Ngāti Waewae are now operating out of the new Punangairi building opposite the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.

The second stage of redevelopment includes a new exhibition space and a short walkway to a lookout.

The upgraded and extended visitor car park – just to the north of the Pancake Rocks – is open for use.

More information about the project.

Fox River Market

Throughout summer the Fox River Market runs on Sundays at the marketplace just north of the Fox River bridge. There are food and craft stalls, live music and more. The market starts at 9am on Sundays from Labour Weekend through to Easter. Stall holders start packing up at about 2pm.