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Te Ara Matariki

See the names of the stars in the Matariki cluster up close and personal when you visit Freyberg Square during Matariki Festival. Matariki, the main star, and her children can be seen as they climb te poutama ki te rangi (stairway to the heavens), or in this case, the steps in the square. Learn the te reo Māori names of seven Matariki stars, then take some time to sit and remember those who have passed, plan for the coming year, or to organise your visit to another festival event near you. 

Proudly supported by Heart of the City.

Suitable for: All ages

When: 22 June–15 July

Where: Freyberg Square, Corner of High St and Freyberg Place, Auckland Central

Cost: Free

  • Family Friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Free event