Touch Compass presents

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In Motion
Matariki
Parade

Saturday 21st July 2018, 5:30pm
Silo Park, The Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
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Touch Compass' flagship event, the InMotion Matariki parade, is back! It's a magical, illuminated evening parade and an opportunity to celebrate Matariki.

Decorate your wheels to the theme of Matariki and the new year, and join the parade. Bring your bike, your scooter, wheelchair, skateboard, unicycle, power chair, or come on foot! Guide dogs are welcome!

InMotion Matariki is a fun free family friendly event open to all ages and abilities.

This year we start with a spectacular opening performance from Touch Compass and award winning Haka Fusion group Toka Tu. We then meander through the Wynyard Quarter, with magical floats created by Lucid DreamBike from Wellington, enjoying community and professional performances along the route to The Cloud. The finale of finales features Touch Compass principal dancer, Rodney Bell.

If you have any queries regarding the parade, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Getting There

Ferry, Train or Bus

We suggest you start with AT's Journey Planner. The parade starts at Silo Park which is approximately a 20 minute walk from the Auckland CBD (Britomart train station and Downtown ferry terminal).  The good news is the parade finishes at The Cloud, so you're set for an easy trip home.

Car

Parking at Silo Park might be troublesome on Saturday, as there are bound to be lots of people enjoying both Matariki on the Waterfront and the InMotion Matariki parade. The good news, though, is that there are plenty of places near Silo Park to drop off passengers and decorated floats, before finding a car park.  We suggest the driver continues on to the Downtown car park on Customs Street West, which makes for an easy departure at the end of the parade.

Downtown car park

Entry at 31 Customs Street West (corner of Lower Hobson Street and Customs Street West).

Auckland Transport (AT) have kindly organised additional mobility car parking spaces for participants of the InMotion Matariki parade. Head straight to level 1B and level 2, and look out for the AT security guard for assistance.

Walk time to parade start: 15-20 minutes

Jellicoe Street car park

37-55 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter

There are a limted number of mobility car parking spaces available in the Jellicoe St car park.

Walk time to parade start: 5 minutes


Route Map

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Audio Described Tour

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Please contact Nicola from Audio Described Aotearoa on (021)0358513 or email audiodescribedaotearoa@gmail.com before 14 July to confirm your place.


Here you can enjoy watching highlights from the 2017 parade.