Celebrating Matariki with Pukaha
Celebrate Matariki at Pukaha on Saturday June 23 from 6pm.
Enjoy a shared ha¯ ngı¯ for kai, and take a hosted night walk starting with an introduction to Matariki. We’ll search for the wild kiwi in the bush, feed the amazing long-finned eel by torch light and visit the glow worms.
On our return to the visitor centre we share dessert and a hot drink to warm up while we enjoy a range of Matariki activities from a rousing Kapa Haka performance to flax weaving, and moko face painting. A chance to immerse yourself in the culture of te ao Ma¯ ori.
Price: $50 per adult, $20 per Matariki this year you can participate in a guided night walk every Saturday night at Pukaha. Bookings are essential and there is an age minimum of five. May to September is a great time to experience Pukaha at night as it gets dark early enough to make this adventure one the family can share.
The forest is full of interesting noises at night time from kiwi calling to ka¯ ka¯ squawking. Feeding the eels by head torch is a truly amazing experience, while seeing the glow worms light up the bank is a beautiful display.
Come and experience a different side to Pukaha.