Matariki Bay of Islands / Peiwhairangi

June 17th – July 3rd

In 2022 Matariki will be officially recognised as a public holiday on Friday 24 June.

Following our successful inaugural celebrations in 2021, the Bay of Islands will again host our Matariki Festival of Culture, Food and Arts between Friday 17 June and Sunday 3 July.

Matariki Bay of Islands is packed with events to feed your mind, body and soul!

Story-telling, cultural experiences, Matariki inspired feasts, vineyard tours, music, family fun and some of the best star-gazing opportunities in the land.

This is a great time to visit the region and experience Matariki in the most stunning region of Aotearoa, steeped in history and culture.