Free with museum entry

Haere mai, our first annual Festive Fun Day is coming soon and we can’t wait to welcome you!

Bring your whānau/family and friends and enjoy some Christmas cheer with Santa, storytelling, live music, face-painting, Mini Māuis pop up, and sailing on our heritage vessels. Find pressies for your loved ones or treat yo’self to the lovely taonga and goodies on sale at our handmade market. Plus enjoy all that our museum has to offer!

Free entry, sailings at an additional cost. Book now to ensure your spot for a Festive Sailing on our heritage vessel Ted Ashby, sailing at 11am, 1pm and 2pm.

Give the gift of handmade crafts, cookies, cards and more from our mini-market of taonga and goodies.


  • Oh My Cookie with Gina Ng
    Handmade sugar cookies including Paint Your Own packs.
  • Pepperkins Crafts with Amy Pepper 
    Handmade toys and decorations, including knitted rabbits, crochet toy monsters, fabric whales and felt clouds.
  • Ted Armitage Wood Crafts
    Beautifully crafted spatulas, carved bowls and more, made from recycled timbers.
  • Trade Aid: Handmade change
    A selection of fair-trade food items, craft, jewelry, homeware items and Christmas decorations.
  • Studio Sue
    Art prints and stationery including greeting cards, gift tags, notepads & notebooks.
  • Tirimoana Honey
    Raw honey, bees wax, beeswax food wraps, honey dippers
  • Matakana Botanicals
    Great Barrier Island Bee Co. bath and body care products.

Flat fee of $7 per day on weekends at Fanshawe Street carpark. Find out more.

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 10 December 2020