“Connecting our people to the awa, the awa to the people.”
Gather the whanau and join us for the inaugural Tarawera River Festival at Te Awa o Te Atua Lagoon.
The event will begin with a dawn karakia (blessing) at Tarawera Falls, followed by a flotilla on the Tarawera River departing from Te Waiu o Pukemaire - Braemar Springs.
At 10.00 am the festivities will kick off at Te Awa O te Atua Lagoon, Matata with Kapa Haka, live entertainment, waka rides, mirimiri, whakapapa - history and a line up of delicious kai stalls and arts and crafts stalls.
The Tarawera River Festival is proudly presented by OJI Solutions, Ngati Awa, Ngati Rangatihi, and Tuwharetoa.