MATARIKI KI WAITOMO | 3-10 July 2021

Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to the inaugural Matariki ki Waitomo celebrations at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Experience the Matariki story and enrich your knowledge with a magical week of Matariki celebrations, as we celebrate the theme of rebirth. Immerse yourself in the stories of the stars, the glowworms and the cultural history, and visit Waitomo for a tour, workshop or special event. With themed kai, kōrero, music performances and more, there’s something for everyone.

Kaimahi for Nature Korero | 5 July, 12-1pm | Free

Pop into the Waitomo Caves for a free korero (talk) about the ‘Kaimahi for Nature’ programme, a collaboration with DOC, Discover Waitomo, iwi and hapu that has taught new knowledge and skills to our workforce, and enriched the community.


Kai | 3-10 July | Waitomo Homestead

Enjoy a Matariki twist on Waitomo Homestead’s famous pies – feast on a hangi pie or boil-up pie, or try a special paua dish on the menu all week long.


Kid's programme | 3-10 July

Tamariki won’t miss out on the fun with special games and activities running across the week.