This walk is subject to change and will be available to book later this year.
MATARIKI Dark Sky Hikoi

  • 2

    Grade

  • 1.5 km

    Distance

  • One

    Way

  • 2 hrs

    Duration

Start
Oneroa Beach, bottom of Puriri Road
Finish
Artworks Theatre Courtyard
Overview
Ngāti Pāoa, Dark Sky Waiheke, and the Waiheke Walking Festival invite you to celebrate and learn about Matariki. Saturday June 25th, 5am.

Enjoy a star gazing walk along the Oneroa foreshore with Waiheke Walking Festival, and up the zig zag to join Ngāti Pāoa at Artworks Courtyard for a pōwhiri, karakia and kōrero about Matariki and its cultural significance. This is followed by learning from Dark Sky Waiheke the science and astronomical significance, as we watch Matariki rise in our sky.

Meet us at the car park on the corner of Beach Parade and Puriri Rd at 5am. (Park along Beach Parade or walk down from Ocean View Rd. Carpool if possible, thanks).

We will walk quietly, in the dark. Matariki is beautiful through binoculars, so be sure to bring yours.

Tea and coffee will be offered afterwards. Free event. No need to book or register, just come along.

Walk Features
  • One

    Way

    Walk

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