Aucklanders and visitors are in for a festival like no other when the inaugural Moana Auckland, New Zealand’s Ocean Festival, launches in February next year.
In a first for the region, the 30-day festival from 24 February – 24 March will celebrate Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s love affair with the ocean through a range of events and activities both on and off the water.
Events include, but are not limited to the following; Splash Landing - a free, fun educational festival for kids, Auckland Boat Show - bringing the festival onto the water, The Ocean Woman 5 - 5 courses, 5 speakers, 5 cocktails, 5 hours and Z Manu World Champs - a national dive bomb competition!
Te Wero Island in the Viaduct will be the main festival hub and promises to be entertainment central for the whole family - from live music to marvelling at classic boats to enjoying some of Auckland’s delicious food offerings, Moana Auckland will have something for everyone.
Moana Auckland promises to be an ocean festival of firsts and will celebrate innovation, offer learn to sail opportunities, champion sustainability and a lot of fun on and off the water. Most of the events will be free to attend.
Festivalgoers are encouraged to remember their sunhats and sunscreen and get in quick by checking the websites for the events they want to attend, including details about the cost for any ticketed events.
For details about all the events click here