Celebrate Matariki on the Kāpiti Coast

Celebrate the Māori New Year on the Kāpiti Coast with two light festivals and an exciting month-long programme of whānau-friendly events.

Curated by the incredibly talented Māoriland team (of Māoriland Film Festival fame), the annual month-long Matariki Ramaroa festival is opened and closed by two stunning light art events. 

Full of food trucks, music and beautiful light installations each of the weekends is slightly different, making it well worth taking the whānau to both for a delightful night out! Rug up warm!

Read more: www.matariki.maorilandfilm.co.nz

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Matariki Ramaroa - Opening Weekend

Maclean Park,
Paraparaumu Beach

Matariki Ramaroa - Closing Weekend

Ōtaki Surf Club,
Ōtaki Beach

Make a weekend of it!

The Kāpiti Coast is the perfect place for a weekend break - turning your visit into something truly special! 

Stay amongst the trees in a handcrafted cabin, listen to the waves as you sleep in a beachside bach or be daring with a night of glamping. You'll be astounded by the selection of lovely accommodation options including 5-star luxury lodges, hotels, motels and campgrounds and a huge number of high-quality peer-to-peer spaces (like Air BnBs) - with 500+ properties listed at any one time! 


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