Sunday, 16 July 2017

Day 6: Activity 2 (Native Aotearoa)

Activity 2: After visiting Shag Point, you hop back in the van and drive all the way up the east coast of the south island until you reach the town of Picton. You get out of the van and onto the Interislander ferry. It travels back across the Cook Strait to Wellington. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and every winter the city hosts a huge Matariki festival to celebrate the Maori New Year. This year part of the festival is being held at Te Papa, a big museum in Wellington.

Read about the Matariki festival at Te Papa.  There are so many different things to see and do at the festival this year. On your blog, tell us about three of the events. You can choose any three events that you wish.


  1. Wow Malia,

    Thanks for sharing your review about the Matariki festival. Have you ever been to any of these events? I'm planning to take my daughter Shonny there one day to see the fireworks. Visiting the festival sounds like so much fun with all the events and activities they have organised. Thank you so much for convincing me to go there.

    Goodluck with the rest of your Journey through New Zealand.

    Best wishes,


  2. Hi Malia. Great blogpost. There are a lot of cool events held there.