Saturday 21 March - Sunday 19 April 2020

Auckland, are you ready for a month filled to the brim with environmental action? From 21 March to 19 April 2020, EcoMatters Environment Trust will partner with the Henderson-Massey, Waitākere Ranges and Whau local boards to host EcoFest West, an annual festival of more than 100 events that celebrate our stunning environment and what we can do to care for it. 

At the same time, Kaipatiki Project will be hosting EcoFest North, and together we will be creating Auckland's biggest environmental festival, EcoFest 2020!

A diverse range of events mean that there are experiences, exhibitions and workshops to cater for all ages and interests. EcoFest offers the perfect opportunity to pick up new skills at workshops, explore scenic cycling routes and to find new tricks for smarter living.


Enjoy our natural environment with a guided walk or go bat-hunting. Learn about butterflies, geckos, lizards and wetas or venture out on the water by kayak. Or, you could upskill in conservation and lend a hand in caring for our favourite places out West.

Festival programme

To see the full line-up with more than 100 events, check back in early March.

EcoFest West categories

EcoFest West Launch - EcoHub Market Day

Saturday 21 March, 10am-3pm
EcoMatters, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn

Bring the whole whānau and get a taste of what you can dive into more deeply during the EcoFest month. Learn more about sustainable living with free workshops and hands-on activities, and shop eco-friendly products, food and coffee.

Stay up to date

To receive updates about EcoFest West, , or follow us on Facebook to keep up to date. If you're interested in getting involved or would like to find out more, email Myrthe at

Register your event

Do you think your event would be a great fit with EcoFest West? We aim for a diverse, innovative and inspiring programme of events. Final selection of events for inclusion is at the discretion of EcoFest West team.

Submissions have closed for inclusion in the EcoFest West print programme, but events can be submitted until 11.59pm on Thursday 20 February 2020 for inclusion in the online festival programme. No events submitted later than this date will be included. Click here to register your event.

Festival Funders

Waitakere Ranges
The Trusts Community Foundation logo