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Matariki at Orongo Bay

Matariki at Orongo Bay

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When:

  • Fri 2 Jul, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Sat 3 Jul, 5:00am – 11:00pm
  • Sun 4 Jul, 5:00am – 1:00pm

Where:

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park, 5960 Russell Road, Russell, Russell

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Weekend (all inclusive): $279.00
  • Child Weekend (all inclusive): $150.00

Orongo Bay Holiday Park and Russell Mini Tours are excited to bring you a weekend of festivities to bring the Matariki traditions to life. Honouring the Tangāta Whenua view of Matariki, led by our Kaumatua, we will gather for a weekend of celebrations to gain a deeper understanding of Matariki, remind us the cycle of life, honour our ancestors, and celebrate life.

This experience includes your accommodation, food and cultural activities and is a MUST do Matariki Bay of Islands event!

Friday 2nd July 2021
6pm Welcome and check into accommodation (Nau Mai Haere Mai Piki Mai)
6.30pm Dinner (Kai) Lasagna and salad
7pm Bonding and Connecting (Whakawhanaungatanga)
7.30pm Matariki presentation film

Saturday 3rd July 2021
5.00am Depart to Taupiri Cliffs by bus (rain check - Sunday 4th)
6.00am Prepare food from the earth, sky, sea, and river and set up torches and fire
6.15am View Matariki and the sunrising
7.30am Return to Holiday Park
8.30am Breakfast in the lodge (fire burning)
9.30am Art of the Hangi
12pm Lunch
1.00pm Art of the Hangi and preparations
6pm Hangi
8pm Fire ceremony and stargazing

Sunday 4th July 2021
5.00am Depart to Taupiri Cliffs by bus (rain check or second trip by demand)
6.00am Prepare food from the earth, sky, sea, and river and set up torches and fire
6.15am View Matariki and the sun rising
7.30am Return to Holiday Park
8.30am Breakfast in the lodge (fire burning)
10am Depart to Russell by bus mini tour of Russell and then time to walk around eat, shop and enjoy the town, bus returns to park at 12.30pm
1pm DIY Sauna cleansings for the New Year
3pm. Haere Rā – Farewell

For further details please check out https://russellaccommodation.co.nz/what-to-do/matariki/

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