Join our fearless heroes on an adventure of a lifetime, as the stars guide them from far across the Pacific Ocean and around Aotearoa towards Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington.


Then share in their historic, waterfront welcome, at Kupe’s Arrival – the extraordinary 2018 New Zealand Festival opening night show on Friday 23 February 2018.


Inspired by the much-loved Maori legend of Kupe’s discovery of New Zealand, and a must-do for Moana fans, this free, whānau-friendly spectacular sparks a week-long celebration of our voyaging past and our Pacific future.


Because whatever way we travelled here, we all belong. Sign up for updates today and follow the journey online at festival.co.nz/waka