Taking place during winter every year, Matariki signals the Māori New Year and begins with the rising of the star cluster of the same name.

Matariki ki te Manawa will fill Te Pokapū Taone, our vibrant city centre with an exciting programme of events and activations! From learning experiences and storytelling to lighting splendour, kōrero, music, art and more, there's plenty to see and do - check out some of the highlights below. 

2024 highlights

Activities & workshops

Must-see light and art installations

Don't miss these performances

Matariki at Basement Theatre

More to see and do around the city

Useful guides

Matariki 2022 full bleed collage

See the full Matariki Festival programme, here

Enjoy two hours of free parking or $5 evening and weekend rates. Find out more. Ride on public transport from as little as $2 each way. Find out more.
Last updated: 02 May 2024