Te Matatini Festival
22-25 February

Kapa haka excellence is coming to Tāmaki Makaurau!

Te Matatini Festival brings together competing kapa haka groups from all over Aotearoa and Australia, in an unforgettable celebration of Māori culture. 

Fifty years after its inception in 1972, the Festival – the Olympics of kapa haka - will be held at Eden Park from 22-25 February 2023

Get involved in the thrill and the magic of kapa haka, even if you can’t make it to the Festival.  See, experience and explore what’s on offer around Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in the lead-up to and during Te Matatini here! 

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Is your organisation planning an event that celebrates kapa haka and Māori performing arts and culture?  Can members of the public attend your event?  If so, we’d love to know about it, and let others know too!  If you’d like us to list your event here, please send us information by clicking the button above.   

Getting to and from Te Matatini at Eden Park is easy, and public transport to and from the festival is free with your festival ticket. 

Eden Park is located south from Auckland’s CBD, so if you’re coming from the outside the city centre, you can transit through Britomart Transport Centre and catch  public transport to Eden Park.  

Use the Journey Planner to check the times of regular scheduled bus, train and ferry services to Eden Park and for the times of available services after the event.

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For more information about Te Matatini