The Annual Opotiki Rodeo is not to be missed. It features spectacular horse and western type events and is commended by the competing cowboys & girls to be one of the best in New Zealand.
The Open Bull Ride is a spectacular event. The cowboys ride a 700kg bull – bred especially for bucking. This is one of the best events on the national circuit attracting around 200 competitors from the South Island and Australia and over 4,000 spectators.
There are amusements, food and drink stands, and clothing and tack (saddlery), available for purchase.