Covid 19 Level 3 December 2021 update: Vaccine passes are NOT required 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 contactless orders from Friday 3rd December 2021.
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.
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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