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Matariki Pēwhairangi Bay of Islands

Journey to the Bay of Islands (Pēwhairangi) this June and July to celebrate Puanga Matariki in one of Aotearoa’s most culturally significant and magnificent regions. The Bay of Islands Matariki Festival will run from 17 June  - 31 July, with a massive waterfront Street Festival and waka display on Friday 24 June!

Our festival features over 30 free and ticketed events around the area, with amazing cultural experiences, delicious kai (food), waiata (music) and mahi toi (arts) all delivered with a generous helping of Northland manaakitanga! Full details can be found at matarikinz.com

Past events

Tours

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