Where to welcome Matariki

In June and July, The Matariki star cluster reappears above the horizon to welcome a new year on the Māori lunar calendar. Traditionally, this is a time to reflect, remember and renew.

Aotearoa has plenty of places that are perfect for star trekking. So bring a jacket, a torch and your friends and whānau to welcome Matariki this year.

The best places to stargaze in Aotearoa;

There are plenty more tracks to see the beauty of Aotearoa on Find My Adventure.

You can take part in Matariki festivities around New Zealand too. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this star cluster and its significance to Māori culture. 

Nau mai Te Tau Hou Māori - Welcome to the Māori New Year.


Page last updated: Jun 17, 2021, 3:52 PM