Events, Festivals and Exhibitions

Pasifika Festival 2024, Auckland, New Zealand

9 March - 10 March

The Pasifika Festival Auckland celebrates South Pacific cultures.

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The Pasifika Festival NZ is the biggest festival to celebrate the cultures of the South Pacific. It is held in Auckland New Zealand in March.

The Pasifika Festival attracts around 60,000 visitors, has over 220 groups performing and more than 200 stalls selling food and crafts. The islands/nations present are: the Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Tuvalu, Tonga, Tokelau and Solomon Islands.

Each island/nation has a ‘village’ with its own performance stage for dance, music workshops and theatre as well as a market area where the stallholders selling crafts and food are located.

The range of food available includes dishes such as: fish marinated in lime and coconut milk; corned beef, coconut milk, onions and tomatoes baked in taro leaves; different types of rice noodle dishes; a range of Indian-influenced food from Fiji and mashed pineapple baked in pastry.

The official Auckland Pasifika Festival New Zealand website gives more details here.

The History of the Pasifika Festival NZ

In the early 1990s a group of community leaders came together to form a group of South Pacific communities. They combined with the Auckland City Council of the time to create the festival, which has had various features including theatre, fashion sports and even a pop opera.

From 1998 the concept of different ‘villages’ was added to the festival. There are now 11 of these.

Westhaven Marina, Auckland, New Zealand
Westhaven Marina, Auckland, New Zealand, Photo: Chris McLennan

Other Things to Do in New Zealand

Though Wellington is the capital, Auckland is the most populous city.

The natural beauty that New Zealand is famous for is not far away. There are a number of extinct volcanoes that can be hiked to and there are white sand and surfing beaches. There is also the Hobbiton movie set for Lord of the Rings fans.

Within the city there is the Sky Tower for panoramic views, and the Auckland Museum, or you could visit the beautiful Westhaven Marina.

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Auckland Pasifika Festival 2024 Dates?

The Western Springs Park Festival features eight villages representing the 11 Pacific Island nations from 9 to 10 March. Also, check out the Pasifika Festiva Wellington.

Auckland Skyline
The spectacular Auckland Skyline, photo Auckland Council

Flights to New Zealand and Getting to Auckland

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Auckland Airport is the busiest in the nation and there are flights from several cities in Australia, Bangkok, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Singapore, Tokyo and Vancouver.

Western Springs Park is in the centre of the city, near the zoo.

Hotels in Auckland

Try a hotel in Auckland. Alternatively, you could hire a campervan with a company such as Travel Cars NZ for your trip.

For more on the Pasifika Festival NZ

For any other information on the Auckland Pasifika Festival 2024, click here.

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Cover image: ATEED / Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.


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Mike East

Mike East

Mike began his career in travel writing by writing his own guide on his holidays. He sent this manuscript off to a range of travel guide companies and got a range of rejection letters — all except one. Getting a contract to write for Roger Lascelles Publications on Trinidad and Tobago, and The Bahamas was how his career began. With this opportunity came other pieces for British magazines, The Sunday Telegraph and now Travel Begins at 40.

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