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Matariki Star Trail

01 Jul 2020 - 15 Jul 2020


Wednesday 1 July 2020, 9.00am - Wednesday 15 July 2020, 11.30pm

Stars will be easier to find after dark, but will be turned off at 9.30pm each night


Smales Farm, 72 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland

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The Matariki Star Trail is a magical urban expedition, a search for the seven stars that form the Matariki cluster.

Smales Farm is home to seven giant, bespoke and beautifully illuminated stars created by renowned light designer, Angus Muir.

During the July school holidays, 1-15 July, each star will be strategically located around Smales Farm for star-seekers to find.

Stars will be easier to find after dark.


Matariki Festival – see the Matariki stars rise

Join Māori astronomy experts and view the Matariki stars from 13 to 15 July, ushering in the Māori new year.

Ngā Whetū O Matariki

Celebrate Matariki under the stars at Stardome and learn about the many stories written in our night skies.

Matariki on the Move: Kōrero – Te Whetū o Te Tau

A special online lecture about the Matariki star cluster and its connection to the Māori new year.

Matariki Festival 2020 to close with kōrero, star gazing and waiata

Send wishes to Hiwa i te Rangi the wishing star, bring the whānau to a fun family day of poi making, weaving and waiata, and learn from kōrero and livestreams marking the Māori new year.

Matariki Festival 2020

Friends and whānau from across Tāmaki Makaurau are all invited to be part of the Matariki celebrations.