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.

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, 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 ki ngā whetu, stargazing on the beautiful waters of Te Pēwhairangi, discovering and tasting our delicious local kai produce, and listening to inspiring kōrero paki – storytellers, all in one day.

The Matariki Puanga event runs over 6 weeks in locations around the Bay of Islands, Taitokerau, Aotearoa. 

Come and be part of our special pakiwaitara – story, which has now become a public holiday on Friday 24th Pipiri 2022, which also happens to be our magical main Matariki Puanga event at the Paihia Village Green. Bring the whole whanau and enjoy music, food, crafts and a fantastic Fireworks Display to finish the night under the stars.

Prepare to be wowed Miharo!

MATARIKI Pēwhairangi BAY OF ISLANDS 2022 FEATURED EVENTS

‘EXPERIENCE’ and ‘FEAST’ Matariki

EXPERIENCE MATARIKI

This year we have a magical range of Matariki inspired events. From stargazing dawn cruises, whānau days out, and workshops to waiata and story-telling!

Get together to EXPERIENCE MATARIKI

FEAST MATARIKI

Taste, savour and devour! Our programme highlights the many incredible food offerings in the region, from community hangi and artisan food producers to inspired fine dining.

Get together to FEAST MATARIKI