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.

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