Waitangi Day Commemorations

6 Feb 2020

A great family fun day out in Okains Bay. Events include a traditional Maori welcome onto the Marae, a magnificent carved waka being paddled up the river, colonial displays, exhibits, crafts, vintage engines, printing presses, children’s games, a traditional hangi lunch, music and a garden bar and so much more. 

Okains Bay Commemorations
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, face mask parade, penny-farthings, Punch and Judy show, and the paddling of our magnificent waka on the Ōpara River. Time to be advised. 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 2020 being the 45th consecutive commemoration. 

Entrance Adults $10, Children $2

Please bring cash. No ATM available.

Please phone the Museum for more details 03 304 8611 or check out their facebook page for updates:

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