Matakana's Big Buzz Festival is a tribute to bees and all they do for us

February 09, 2021
Matakana's Big Buzz Festival is a tribute to bees and all they do for us

A free family-friendly festival celebrating NZ bees and honey varietals is coming to Matakana this Valentine's Day.

With cooking workshops, educational talks and a giant beehive where children can experience 'being a bee', the first ever Big Buzz Festival is one you don't want to miss. 

Held at Matakana Primary School, The Big Buzz festival is a stimulating day out experiencing the wonderful world of pollinators. From honey bees to cosmetics, health, gardening, conservation to enviromental awareness. Free to all, the festival will appeal to everyone - bee enthusiasts, conservationists, environmentalists, health practitioners, foodies, sustainable gardeners and plant specialists, environmentally conscious families, young people curious about the natural world and anybody wanting a good day out with the family!

Go to for more info or check out the below directions for information on how to get to the festival. Happy buzzing!

By Car from Auckland
​Take State Highway 1 towards Warkworth/Whangarei. Once in Warkworth turn right at the second set of lights (Hills Street Intersection) and then steer left towards Matakana on Matakana Road for about 10km.​

By Car from Northland
Take State Highway 1 towards Auckland. Once in Warkworth turn left  at the 1st set of lights towards Matakana. Steer left on Matakana Road and drive for about 10km.​

By Bus from Auckland
Intercity Buses towards Kerikeri run four times a day and stop in Warkworth.  In central Warkwort  take bus 997 towards Matakana.

The Big Buzz Festival