Auckland’s Pasifika Festival is the largest and longest-running event of its kind. Taking place at Western Springs Park from March 14th to the 15th, 2015, it pays ode to ten islands of the Pacific, each sporting its own “village.”
Attendees will get to know the art, cuisine, and culture of:
• the Cook Islands
Admission is free, but you’ll want to bring enough cash to take advantage of every aspect of the festival.
Pasifika Festival Information
The 2015 Pasifika Festival is made for meandering, and it will feel (and taste) more authentic than it ever has before. Check out contemporary street dance at the Evolution Stage, or a more traditional performance at the Cook Islands Stage. Whatever you do, though, don’t miss out on the Aotearoa Village, as that’s the highlight of this year’s festival.
But food is really the star of the show. Treat yourself to bona fide Pacific Islands dishes, like boil up omelet, baked kumara cheesecake, fruit kebobs, mussel fritters, fried eel, curry, coconut bread, and banana pie.
Pasifika Festival dates for 20145 include two days (in the past, it’s been a one-day event). The event will also offer up a more convincing take on Pacific Island culture than it has in the past.
The Pasifika Island festival is located at the scenic Western Springs Park, off Cox’s Bay in Auckland:
Western Springs Park
956 Great North Road
If you’re new to Auckland, explore! There is a lot to do in the vanity of the fest. Check out the Auckland zoo or the views atop Mount Eden, or play a round at the Chamberlain Park Golf Course. You can also head to the city center for the Auckland Art Gallery, the Minus 5 Bar (an ice-carved night spot), or some base jumping at the SkyJump.
Book an Auckland holiday rental for the Pasifika Festival if you want an experience that is memorable, comfortable, and affordable. Choose from pet-friendly apartments and luxurious town homes that offer up easy access to Western Springs Park and other top Auckland attractions.
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