Mon 12 – Fri 23 July | 10am – 2.30pm

Be immersed in a world of stars, sea and waka kaupapa at the Maritime Museum in celebration of Matariki, the Māori new year.

Daily Matariki activities: $5 per child

Make a Matariki inspired art print to take home, then head through the museum galleries on a self-guided trail to share, reflect and dive deeper into the Māori new year.

No booking required for these daily activities.


Whare Whetū | Star globe experience with Te Toki Voyaging Trust | Sat 17 July & Sun 18 July, $5 per person

Lay under a simulated night sky depicting Matariki inside a blow-up star globe and learn what the stars mean to ocean navigators from Te Toki Voyaging Trust.

Session times:

10.30am – 11am
11am – 11.30am
11.30am – 12pm
12pm – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 2pm
2pm – 2.30pm


Spaces are limited, bookings require: BOOK NOW


Heritage Sailings: Adults from $26, children from $13, families from $60


While you’re here, set sail aboard the Ted Ashby Heritage scow for an hour-long trip on the Waitematā harbour. Kids can help the crew hoist the sails and take in the sights of the city as we cruise under the harbour bridge. 

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Getting here:

If you haven't visited us before, here is some information about how to get here:

Note: We do not have parking onsite, but we are an easy stroll from Britomart Train Station and downtown ferry terminals. 

Come celebrate Matariki at the New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui a Tangaroa.