Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens is located within some of the most stunning countryside in Auckland and offers something for everyone.
The Sculpture Gardens are easily accessed from most parts of Auckland via the main arterial highways as it is located only 4km north of Kaukapakapa Village on SH16, with the entrance to the gardens and carpark at Kaipara Coast Plant Centre.
*There are approximately 40 sculptures (some interactive) located along a 1km trail, which are changed each November. Also if you are feeling like a little more energetic, the recently created 2.5km nature trail meanders through long established as well as newly planted areas of native flora and with a real focus on regeneration and sustaining the ecological diversity and integrity of the area. There are also some amazing rural
and harbour views.* The gardens were established in 1994 by the local Bayley family who still own and run it, and are now a 4 star NZ Gardens trust nominee.
The art works are by NZ artists, and are carefully positioned amongst the gardens. One of the more eyecatching sculptures in the new 2023 exhibition is a large round red woollen pompom like ball made by Auckland based international Artist Lang Ea, and visitors to the gardens are given the opportunity to make their own pompom before entering the gardens. They can then attach it to the main exhibit making it an ever evolving display and one of the largest in the gardens.
There are games and activities along the trail suitable for all ages with seats and shady trees dotted along the way.
There is also a barbeque area and many ideal locations to sit and enjoy a picnic as well as our cute little coffee shop.
The Gardens are open 9am to 5pm -7 days (with the last entry at 4pm).
Our gardens offer a truly memorable day out for the whole family.
*Please note: Trails not suitable for wheelchairs or walking frames.