Waitangi Day Commemoration 2019 Okains Bay Maori & Colonial Museum
Nau mai, Haere mai. Join us at the Okains Bay Māori and Colonial Museum for a family day to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Highlights include a pōwhiri (traditional welcome), hāngī lunch, children’s races, construction of sand volcanoes, and the paddling of our magnificent waka on the Ōpara River. Due to the tides, this will happen at 7:30 this year.
View the Museum’s amazing collections and enjoy continuous demonstrations all day including bread baking in a traditional clay oven, master weavers, working blacksmith and print shop. Crafts, stalls, lolly scramble, sausage sizzle, espresso coffee, garden bar, cafeteria and more! The Waitangi Day commemorations at Okains Bay are the largest and longest standing in the South Island with 2019 being the 44th consecutive commemoration.
Entrance Adults $10, Children $2
Please bring cash. No ATM available.
Waka paddling at 7:30am. Pōwhiri (traditional welcome) commences at 10:30am.
Download a flyer about Waitangi Day here