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ARK presents Live at the Islands Motutapu

ARK presents Live at the Islands Motutapu

In association with ZM, Yealands Estate Wine and grabaseat

Take some stunning island locations, add New Zealand’s top musicians, mix in some great conservation causes, garnish with sun and serve up one amazing kiwi summer experience….

The inaugural Live at the Islands, Motutapu concert takes place on Saturday 12 February. The full day festival line up includes this year’s Best Solo Female Artist Tui winner Anika Moa, Nathan Haines and the Dream Band, Minuit, Kirsten Morrell, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Helen and the Birds, Lisa Crawley, Janine Foster and ZM’s DJ General Lee.

“We are proud to be the first to present a concert on beautiful Motutapu”, says co-director Jackie Sanders, “It’s an enormous undertaking in terms of logistics to put an all-day festival on a pest free island, but we know the experience for the concert-goers and artists alike will be outstanding”

What could make an already glorious concert experience even better? Access to your own reserved area, bar and toilets, a complimentary drink or two on arrival, plus some tasty island platters to nibble on? Enjoy Live at the Islands in real style by securing one of the limited tickets to the divine Midori Green Room. Tickets are only $120, which includes your return transfers from the Viaduct Harbour direct to the island.

Organisers advise that tickets are selling fast with some ferry departures now sold out. Don’t miss the most exciting festival of the summer and grab your concert and ferry tickets today at

Getting There
Fullers Ferries are running a schedule of departures to and from Motutapu departing Auckland Ferry Terminal, plus a departure from Gulf Harbour at 11.30am for Whangaparaoa residents. Ferries run from 10am – 3.30pm to the island and the return schedule starts at 7.30pm until 10.30pm. Just choose the departure time to the island you prefer, and jump on any ferry back.

If you can get there yourself on your own boat, you may anchor at Home Bay. Please keep the wharf clear for ferries.

Event Details:
Location: Home Bay, Motutapu, Auckland
Date: Saturday 12 February
Time: 12noon – 10pm

Line Up: (running order tbc)
Anika Moa, Nathan Haines and the Dream Band, Kirsten Morrell,
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, The Earlybirds, Minuit
Lisa Crawley, Helen & The Birds, The ZM Afterparty with General Lee

Concert Ferry
Adult $40.00 $32.00
Child $15.00 $17.00
Family Pass $95.00 $76.00
Midori Green Room $75.00 $45.00 (Explore NZ Ferry)

Conservation & Bio Security

ARK concerts support local conservation projects and we will be shouting about The Motutapu Restoration Trust at this gig. Teams of passionate volunteers are ensuring that this jewel in the Hauraki Gulf becomes New Zealand’s largest island sanctuary We think what they have been doing is pretty special, so we are pleased to be supporting them via the Live at the Islands events.

The island is now pest free, so remember to Stop, Check and Go! Before leaving the mainland, please stop and check that your clothes, footwear, bags, boat and camping gear are clean of covert rats/mice, ants, soil and weed seeds and then go have some fun! Easy.


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