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Saturday 6th July 2019, 5:30pm
The Gantry (the far eastern end), Silo Park
The Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
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A principal objective of the InMotion Matariki Parade is to deliver an event that can truly be considered accessible and inclusive.

Our checklist includes the following:

Getting There
Car Parking
Route Map
Accessibility (in the Wynyard Quarter)
Sign Language Interpretation
Audio Described Tour
The Pit Stop
VIP Area
The Weather
Important Information

InMotion Matariki Parade will start with a karanga at 6pm sharp on Saturday 6th July 2019. We recommend you arrive at Silo Park early though, and enjoy the Matariki on the Waterfront festival. We expect the event to finish at about 8:30pm at Silo Park.

Rain Date - if the weather is truly awful on the Saturday we’ve planned a rain date of Sunday 7th July. Please keep an eye on our facebook page and this website for announcements

InMotion Matariki Parade will start and finish at the eastern end of The Gantry, Silo Park in the Wynyard Quarter in Auckland.


Ferry, Train or Bus

We suggest you start with AT's Journey Planner. The parade starts at Silo Park which is about a 20-minute stroll from the Auckland CBD (Britomart train station and Downtown ferry terminal).

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.

There is also a lot of car parking available in the streets around the Wynyard Quarter.

Car parking options include:

Jellicoe Street Car Park

37-55 Madden Street, Wynyard Quarter
There are a limited number of mobility car parking spaces available in the Jellicoe St car park.
First hour free (available once within a 24-hour period). Every hour thereafter will be $6 per hour to a maximum of four hours.
Walk time to parade start: 2 minutes

ASB Staff Car Park

The ASB bank have very kindly allowed us to use their staff car park at the corner of Jellicoe St and Beaumont St. There are only a very limited number of spaces available, and we’d like to offer them to people with mobility needs first. Please contact us if you would like us to reserve a space for you.
Entry: Jellicoe St.
Walk time to parade start: 3 minutes

Downtown Car Park

Entry at 31 Customs Street West (corner of Lower Hobson Street and Customs Street West).
Weekend and public holidays $2 per hour to a maximum of $10
Mobility parking Free after 6pm and on weekends
Walk time to parade start: 15-20 minutes
For more information about the Downtown Car Park click here

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Remember, mobility taxi companies require you to pre-book trips, and there could be high demand on Saturday 6th July. We expect the event to finish at around 8:30pm at Silo Park.

Normally we like to keep the route a surprise, but feedback suggests there are some who need to know. Block your eyes if you don’t want to see the route marked on the map below.


The route through the Wynyard Quarter is wheelchair friendly. There are no gutters, nor cobblestones. There are some tram tracks on the hard surface near the Gantry in Silo Park.

The event will start and finish with performance at the Gantry, in Silo Park. An NZSL interpreter will translate the spoken word.
We will endeavour to position the NZSL interpreter in good lighting (this based on feedback from InMotion Matariki 2018)

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Please email to confirm your place.

Panuku have kindly said we can use one of their shipping containers as a place to rest during the event. We’re thinking we might put a kettle and a microwave in, so people can heat up their own food. Please do send us a quick email if you would like a kettle, a microwave or anything else in The Pit Stop.

Everyone is welcome at InMotion Matariki Parade. If you want to join in, but need assistance for any of the following reasons, then please email to book-a-buddy:

  • you have a disability

  • you’re elderly

  • you’re infirm

  • you’re young

  • you’re on your own and want to roll with others

On the other hand, you may be a buddy wanting to volunteer your services for the evening. If so, please register your details here.

We will rope off an area close to the stage for VIP’s including:

  • People who use wheelchairs and their companions

  • Children

  • People who are not tall

There are three sets of public toilets in the Wynyard Quarter:

  1. Silo Park - the corner of Jellicoe St and Beaumont St

  2. Silo Park - down by the Silo’s

  3. Karanga Plaza - behind the information centre (near the intersection of Halsey St and Jellicoe St)

Each location includes an accessible unit.

Be aware, there are no public toilets along the route through the Wynyard Quarter.

We’re also campaigning to have a Changing Place at InMotion Matariki 2020. You can learn all about Changing Places with this great YouTube video.

It's winter in Auckland and the weather could go anywhere, so dress warm and bring a raincoat! And no matter where the weather takes us .... enjoy!

InMotion Matariki is a public event and there will be photographers and a videographer capturing the festivities.

We would love to see your photos too, so please share them with us. If you have taken a large number of photos that you would like to share with us you can send them via dropbox or wetransfer to

We encourage you to use our hashtags #InMotionMatarikiParade and #TouchCompass in your social media posts.

Please remember that InMotion Matariki is not a race. We encourage everyone to meander along at a leisurely pace, while enjoying the performances.

InMotion Matariki travels a public route - so a certain level of caution is required in some areas.

  • Some paving along the route can be slippery when wet.

  • The wonderful old tram tracks that run along the pedestrianised Wynyard Wharf can be a hazard to cyclists and pedestrians alike.

  • Some section of the parade run through shared space. Watch out for cars, taxis and buses (along Jellicoe St)

  • Please remember this is an event for families, and we encourage you to keep an eye out for children and vulnerable people.

We would love to get your feedback about this page, so we can make your experience of InMotion Matariki Parade wonderful. Is there too much information? Is there anything missing? Please email us at