Sculpture Gardens

Covid 19 Orange Alert Level update: Everyone is welcome to visit the Plant Centre and Sculpture Gardens, however, please but please keep to your own group and respect others space. Have a face covering ready and please keep at least 1m distance from others in the Plant Centre. The Coffee Stop is open for food and drink orders , but ‘My Vaccine Passes’ have to be used for people wanting to sit down. Takeaway orders are welcome, and we can do picnic food bags for gardens visitors.

Have a browse through our 2021 Catalogue

Come and enjoy a relaxed art and garden experience strolling along a gentle 1km sculpture & garden trail set in a tranquil and inspirational rural oasis located at award winning Kaipara Coast Plant Centre, just 40 minutes drive from Auckland City. Allow around 1 hour to walk the main sculpture trail, and it is enjoyed by people of all ages*.

Listen to the birds as you enjoy the gardens and over 40 selected sculptures by leading New Zealand artists.

You can also walk Don’s Conservation track & the Harbour View Loop Track located in the Gardens. These two loop tracks take you on a winding 1km and 1.5km journey through native forest, beside streams and small waterfalls, with view points farmland and Kaipara Harbour. These two tracks take between 20minutes and 60minutes to walk, with a reasonable level of fitness recommended and are not suitable for pushchairs.

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

*We have lots of birds and wildlife on the Sculpture Trail, so sorry no dogs are allowed. Not suitable for wheelchairs and walking frames. No smoking due to the fire risk.


Open 7 days 9am to 5pm. Last admissions 4pm (closed Christmas Day and Anzac Morning).

Please note: For two weeks in November the change over of the exhibition pieces take place. During this time there will be sculptures to view, but there might not be full information about each sculpture at that at time.

Purchase Tickets Online

Contact Details:

Phone: 09 420 5655


1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, Kaukapakapa, Auckland


  • Adults – $15
  • Children (5-16) – $7.50 (under 5’s are free)
  • Family Pass (2A + 3C) – $35
  • Groups 15+ – $10
    Groups and Bus tours welcome.
    Group morning/afternoon teas and lunches available if booked in advance.
  • Over 65’s & Students – $12
  • Annual Passes: Adult – $25 | Family (2A + 3C) – $50
    Purchase an annual pass so you can come at any time throughout the year and see the sculptures afresh as the gardens change with the seasons.

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1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, Kaukapakapa, Auckland. Hours 9am to 5pm 7 days. ph 094205655,