Free, bookings essential
June 25 & July 2, 2022

Tūrama is an open invitation to all of Tāmaki Makaurau to revisit and re-imagine the Wai Horotiu valley.

During these walking tours you will be welcomed and farewelled by atua, dance on the sparkling waters of Te Waitematā and Wai o Horotiu, celebrate art works by icons of Māori art and design, meet the manu (birds) of this place, and come face to face with a 9-metre-high representation of resident kaitiaki Horotiu. 

Prepare to be amazed at the celebration of light, form, scale and life that has been developed for Tūrama by the creative team of Graham Tipene (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Manu), Ataahua Papa (Ngāti Korokī Kahukura, Ngāti Mahuta) and Angus Muir Design.

Four walking tours will place over two days, Saturday June 25 and Saturday July 2. Tours take place at 4pm - 6pm and 7pm - 9pm. 

Tours depart from the corner of Queen and Shortland Streets (outside BNZ), near the Fred Graham Kaitiaki II sculpture and pop-up waharoa, and finish in Aotea Square by Auckland Town Hall. 

Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are proud to bring Tūrama and the Waihorotiu valley to life as part of Matariki ki te Manawa, for all of Tāmaki Makaurau to enjoy.

Tūrama is proudly supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate. 

Get $2 parking per hour to a maximum of $15 on evenings and weekends at the Downtown car park. Find out more

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

Last updated: 19 June 2022