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Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival

Where: Captain Cook Wharf, Quay Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


The story of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and the waka that sailed here will take centre stage in January 2020 when the region celebrates its Māori heritage through the Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival.

For the first time since its inaugural year in 2016, the Festival will feature both land and water performances that will go on into the night, as well as storytelling that captures the region’s rich waka history which shaped the Tāmaki Makaurau we know and love today.

Highlights include:
- Waka showcase
- A marketplace of kai (food) and toi (art)
- A land stage for performances and storytelling (6pm – 9.30pm)
- A water stage for performances and storytelling (9.30pm – 11pm)
- Kapa Haka
- Contemporary Māori dance
- Music

Keep an eye on our website or Facebook event for the full programme and our top tips for the festival.

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