River and hills of Taniwhas den




Waitangi Weekend 2024

Nau mai, welcome to Taniwha’s Den; a place of natural wonder and wonderful nature.
Here you will find like-minded people and spiritual energy, all within an annual three-day festival of music, dance and visual art.
Join us for Waitangi Weekend 2024. It won’t be the same without you.
More details will be released closer to the event.

Respect ⬙ Release ⬙ Regenerate

Looking out over the decks as DJ Dannyboy plays to a crowd dancing in the forest on a beautiful summers day in the Wairarapa at Taniwha's Den. Photo by Andy McGrath

Three days of continuous music, art, nature and human connection.

2024 marks the 11th anniversary of Taniwha’s Den.

Leave the world behind and step into a natural wonderland, decorated with purposefully-planted native trees, a very special awa, and the infectious buzz of happy people. Camp on-site for the long weekend and immerse yourself in the spirit of The Den.

Two Nights of Music, Lights, Magic.

Where a natural wonder is transformed into an immersive artscape

Music, art, and light combine to arouse the senses and celebrate the surroundings. 

A special kind of magic emerges when Taniwha’s Den is ablaze with the energy of its people. Those who’ve walked this whenua before know its majesty, and if you’ve not yet had the chance, prepare to feel transformed.

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