Matariki Ramaroa 2022

Matariki Ramaroa will once again light up Kāpiti with two weekends of extraordinary light sculptures bookending a month-long arts experiences including MFF2022 - the Māoriland Film Festival!

Matariki Ramaroa opens at Maclean Park, Paraparaumu on June 24 2022 - the first Matariki public holiday with light sculptures, beach bonfire, musicians, artists and kai over the entire weekend.

Throughout the rest of the month-long celebrations, explore the amazing Matariki Ramaroa programme of music, theatre, dance, environmental and community events across Kāpiti ending with the closing weekend of the Light sculptures at Ōtaki Beach on July 15 - 16.

From June 29 - July 3, Ōtaki will once again welcome the world to the 9th Māoriland Film Festival, the largest international Indigenous Film Festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Indigenous filmmakers from across the globe will share their stories in over 80 films screening at the MFF with award-winning feature-length drama and illuminating documentaries, to a diverse collection of short films.

Nau Mai, Piki Mai, Haere Mai Rā


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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