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Exhibition 2017 Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens


Mon 27 Nov 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm
Fri 1 Dec 2017, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Kaipara Coast Plants & Sculpture Gardens, 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, Kaukapakapa, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $12.00
  • Child (5 to 13): $6.00
  • Groups 10+ , Over 60's , students with ID: $10.00
  • Family Pass (2A + 3C): $30.00
  • Under 5 free: $0.00
  • Annual Passes: Adult: $36.00
  • Annual Passes: Family (2A + 3C): $85.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Sally Lush

Against the backdrop of the Kaipara Harbour, 1km trail wind through a secluded valley displaying the beauty of iconic New Zealand landscapes with more than 40 sculptures by emerging and established New Zealand and international artists who are passionate about expressing their ideas through sculpture, revealed at every turn.

The new sculptures relate, reflect and explore the natural beauty of this region of Auckland, the Kaipara Harbour, the flora and fauna, threats to the environment, the history of the land, colonisation and socio-political issues relating to this area, New Zealand and where our country fits in the global arena.

The 1km trail links the varied sculptures in a visual treat which take about 1 hour to leisurely walk. Come and enjoy a relaxed art and garden experience with a stroll along a gentle 1km sculpture & garden trail set in a tranquil and inspirational rural oasis, located at the award-winning Kaipara Coast Plant Centre, just 40 minutes drive from Auckland City.

Sculptures are for sale and the display changes completely every 12 months with the new exhibition opening in December each year to give you a fresh experience each time you come.

Exhibition 2017 "Under Kaipara Skies" features sculptural work by Jeff Thomson, Margaret Johnston, Cherrie James, Margaret Johnston, Geraldine and David Bayly, Kaukapakapa Primary School Room 7, Bassam (Bruce) W. Hubbard, Boud van den Bemd, John Philips, Bev Goodwin, Kirsten Newton, Community Project, Darryl Fagence, Sharonagh Montrose, Michael Kennedy, Mia Hamilton;

Gina Ferguson, Rose Petterson, Sonja van Kerkhoff, Vivienne Thomson, Margaret Sumich, Jane and Mario Downes, Jeff Thomson, Phil Bonham, Rick Urban, Blair Fraser, Paul Brunton, John Mulholland, Juliette Laird, Philippa Nielsen, Katherine Batchelor, Howard Esler, Aaron Frater, Rebecca Rose, Murray Swan, Andrew Denton, Karl Chilcott and Ian Fewtrell.

There is now the option of a more vigorous 30-minute adventure along the new Don's Conservation Track which has been carved using traditional tools of a shovel, wheelbarrow and rake by David and his father Don Bayly. This track takes you on a winding journey through the native forest, along streams and waterfalls and focuses on a conservation message. The Conservation Track takes around an extra 30 minutes to walk, with a reasonable level of fitness recommended and is not suitable for pushchairs.

Last admissions 4pm. (Closed Christmas Day and Anzac Morning).

Groups and bus tours welcome. Group morning/afternoon teas and lunches available if booked in advance. Purchasing an annual pass is a great idea so you can revisit as the season's change and also use it as an inspirational walking fitness venue.

- Cafe in operation for light meals and coffee before of after your walk
- Picnic spaces available, evening functions can be catered for (Contact for more details) and petanque and games are available to play.
- Also, make sure to purchase our catalogue to further enhance your viewing experience.
- We have lots of birds and wildlife on the Sculpture Trail, so sorry no dogs are allowed.

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