Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival 2018

Get up close to Auckland’s unique Māori heritage and culture at the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival on the city’s stunning waterfront. Experience the rich Māori connections of Tāmaki Makaurau, linked to 19 different mana whenua groups.

Enjoy live traditional and contemporary music and kapa haka, authentic crafts and delicious kai (food), traditional healing and tattooing, and paddled and sailing waka.

New for 2018 is Māori fashion and art, daily waka parades with commentary on waka history and culture, a digital space where you can play games and learn basic te reo Māori, and an audio-described tour for blind and low-vision festival goers (bookings required).

Have a go paddling waka, get out on the harbour on a sailing waka, and learn more about waka culture and history.

Auckland Museum, Auckland Art Gallery and Auckland Libraries will be on-site, focusing on stories from Tāmaki Makaurau for both adults and tamariki.

The Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival is driven by Mana Whenua of Tāmaki Makaurau in partnership with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) on behalf of Auckland Council.  It is one of a host of exciting events happening on the waterfront for Auckland Anniversary Weekend.

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: 18 June 2019