17th June – 31st July, 2022
BAY OF ISLANDS / PĒWHAIRANGI, AOTEAROA
MATARIKI Pēwhairangi BAY OF ISLANDS 2022
In 2022 Matariki will be officially recognised as a public holiday on Friday 24 June.
The Matariki Festival 2022 will run over several weeks from the 17th June – 31st July 2022.
Matariki Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands is packed with events to feed your mind, body, and soul! Story-telling, cultural experiences, Matariki-inspired feasts, artisan markets, vineyard tours, music, family fun, and some of the best star-gazing opportunities in the land. There is a full programme of Matariki events for everyone across Paihia, Kerikeri, Russell, and beyond.
You could be titiro whetu – stargazing on the beautiful waters in Te Pēwhairangi, discovering and tasting our delicious local produce, and listening to inspiring local kōrero paki – storytellers, all in one day.
All of the Matariki events run over 6 weeks in various locations around the Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand.
Come and be part of our special pakiwaitara – story, which has now become a public holiday on Friday 24th June, which also happens to be our magical main Matariki event, prepared to be wowed!
MATARIKI Pēwhairangi BAY OF ISLANDS 2022 FEATURED EVENTS
MATARIKI DAWN CRUISE
Paihia and Russell
ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY WITH MARK RUSSELL
MATARIKI GLOW SHOW
Kaitaia, Whangarei, Kerikeri
22nd, 23rd, 24th July
OROMAHOE SCHOOL LIGHT FESTIVAL
Kia ora e hoa mā!
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