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Waitangi Day


Wed 6 Feb 2019, 7:00am–5:00pm

Where: Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum, 1146 Okains Bay Rd, Okains Bay, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $2.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: helenw6l

Nau mai, Haere mai.

Join us at the Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum for a family day to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Highlights include a pōwhiri (traditional welcome), hāngī lunch, children’s races, face mask parade, penny-farthings, Punch and Judy show, and the paddling of our magnificent waka on the Ōpara River at 7:30am.

View the Museum’s amazing collections and enjoy continuous demonstrations all day including bread baking in a traditional clay oven, master weavers, working blacksmith and print shop. Crafts, stalls, lolly scramble, sausage sizzle, espresso coffee, garden bar, cafeteria and more! The Waitangi Day commemorations at Okains Bay are the largest and longest standing in the South Island with 2019 being the 44th consecutive commemoration.

Please bring cash. No ATM available.

Gates open at 7am. Waka paddling at 7:30am. Pōwhiri (traditional welcome) commences at 10:00am.