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18 March - 16 April 2023 | Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland

Were you there?

The draw to win two nights glamping for two at Matakana Retreat is CLOSED. If you submitted your feedback before midnight on the 22nd of April, then you're in the draw to win. We will announce the winner this week!

If you haven't submitted feedback yet. Sorry that you won't go into the prize draw, but we would still value your feedback if you have three minutes to spare.

Nau mai, haere mai

Welcome to EcoFest! A month-long celebration of our unique environment and sustainable living across Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.


EcoFest 2023 has seen interactive workshops, experiences and activities for all ages that celebrate and restore our natural environment and offer practical ways to live more sustainably. Thank you to all who were involved this year!

Stay Tuned for EcoFest 2024!


Don't miss out on next year's opportunities and festivities by:


Scroll to learn more about our five inspiring event themes

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Waka Hourua
Clean Transport
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Kīnaki Kai Reka
Foodies’ Fix
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Te Whaihanga Makers' Mayhem
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Torohē Nuku
Explore Nature
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Mauri Noho
Conscious Living

Thank you to Tau Marsh for creating these names in te reo Māori.

Events Hosted this year...

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Switch Up: Sustainable Solutions


MOTAT - 805 Great North Road, Western Springs

This immersive experience features a range of waste-reducing innovation and sustainable tech from around Aotearoa including inspiring initiatives designed to combat clothing, construction and food waste. Get ready to take on the challenge with MOTAT and switch up your thinking to improve our environment. Visit Switch up today and leave inspired by New Zealand's ground breaking innovations.

Hosted by:


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Fair Food Volunteering


2/624 Rosebank Road, Avondale

Come down and join us for a volunteer shift at Fair Food, where we are passionate about feeding people, not landfills. We’re powered by hundreds of volunteers who lovingly hand-sort fresh food and prepare it for our partner charities to distribute to people in need.

Hosted by:

Fair Food

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Backyard Battle



Our Backyard Battle citizen science programme gets students, teachers, volunteers and other citizen scientists out collecting litter at key inland sites to help create a better understanding of litter’s pathway across our land. Plan and register your Backyard Battle and do your bit for kaitiatikanga o Aotearoa.

Hosted by:

Keep New Zealand Beautiful

EcoFest Map

Explore our map below showcasing all the events across the region. This includes online events too! You can filter these in all sorts of ways to discover exciting events for you and your whānau.

  • Click on an icon to view event details

  • On mobile, click the arrow to the right of event title to open event information

  • On desktop, click on the box symbol at the top right of the event information window to enlarge it

  • If there is an arrow at the top right of event details, click it to see other events at same location

Home Energy Advice

Did you know, that when your home is more energy efficient, you use less electricity to keep your home warm in winter and cool in summer?


Save on your energy bills and make your home more comfortable all year around by booking a free virtual or in-home consultation with Auckland Council’s Home Energy Advisor. 

Find out more about this service on the Live Lightly website.

EcoFest is hosted by

Thank you to

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