Haunui Voyaging Waka Kids Holiday Programme

Event Info

September 26, 2016
- September 27, 2016
Start Time


Whitianga Wharf, The Esplanade
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Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th
Haunui Waka school holiday programme Whitianga

What to Expect

Come and visit the 72 foot Haunui voyaging waka and meet the voyagers!  The waka is sailing the coast between Auckland and Tauranga in September and October and will be in Whitianga for this date in the school holidays offering free activiites for the whole family !

Meet the ocean voyagers on board the waka who have studied celestial navigation and sailed without instruments to as far as San Francisco.  

As part of the Waka visit the following free activities are also taking place:

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th
  • Pop up Stardome - 10am-12.30pm & 2pm - 4.30pm (Ray White auction rooms, 22 Monk Street)
  • Movie Night - 7pm Te Mana o te Moana - Pacific Voyagers (The Monkey House Theatre, 18 Coghill Street)
It is said that the wak weaves together people, capturing the stories of our coastlines, our islands and our people.


Haunui Waka
Haunui Waka crew to visit Whitianga
Waka Bow


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