Formerly the Blackball Hilton hotel hosts the following annual events: 

The Blackball Pot Black Pool competition

Date: February (date TBC).

This pool competition features 36 players from the East and West coast of the South Island.

This 2-day tournament has been played on (or around) Waitangi Weekend since 2017.

Features a $1,000 prize to first place and some amazing pool players and games!


Date: October (date TBC).

We pride ourselves on the spooky!

Dress up and enjoy spooky shots and cocktails, prizes for best dressed.

Tribute 29 Pike River Run

Date: November (date TBC).

This event is run by a small but dedicated crew.

Every year over 100 motorbikes leave from the Blackball Hilton and ride around the West Coast to the memorial in Atarau. 

Find out more about this event on Facebook. 

New Years Eve

Date: 31 December.

From 9:00pm every year, we have a band to bring you into the New Year.

Accommodation books out fast so make sure you book at Formerly The Blackball Hilton in advance for the best New Years Eve you'll ever have!

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