Matariki Star Trail

July 1st - July 15th

Nau mai, haere mai!

Welcome to the Matariki Star Trail, a magical urban expedition in search of the seven stars that form the Matariki cluster.

The reappearance of the seven Matariki stars signals the beginning of the Māori New Year, a time for celebration, reflection and of people coming together. It’s also a time for fun which is why we have ‘hidden’ the seven stars of the Matariki cluster all around Smales Farm.

Our giant and beautifully illuminated stars are the creation of renown light designer Angus Muir. Each is strategically located and it’s up to you to find them. This a self-guided trail so bring a torch, wrap up warm and let the light guide you! If that fails, use the map below. The stars will be turned off at 9:30pm each night.

We have a $1000 worth of Goodside vouchers to give away. There are two ways to win:

To go in the draw to win a $20 Goodside voucher upload a picture to Instagram of you with at least one of the seven of the stars and hashtag #smalesfarm. We have 25 vouchers to give away.

To go in the draw to win a $100 Goodside voucher find all seven stars and email the seven keywords to We have five vouchers to give away.

The Matariki Star Trail will be in place from July 1st to 15th, but stars will be easier to find after dark! Make a night of it with a meal and refreshments at the Goodside upon completion of the trail.

We know many of you come down with your friends & whānau to experience our magical light festival STELLAR every Matariki, however due to COVID19 we have been unable to host this for you in 2020, but we hope our star trail will still light up your night.

Hei akuanei! Ngā mihi o te tau hōu


Terms & Conditions
Competition runs 1st to 15th July 2020. Prizes will be drawn on 15th July 2020. Winners will be contacted via email or phone. Prizes are not open to the Smales Farm Management team or their immediate family, Goodside staff, or Matrix security staff.