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. There is now the option of a more vigorous 30 minute adventure along the new Don's Conservation 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 native forest, along streams and waterfalls and focuses on a conservation message. The track takes around 30mins to walk, with a reasonable level of fitness recommended and is not suitable for pushchairs.
Listen to the birds as you enjoy the gardens and over 50 selected sculptures by leading New Zealand artists.
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.
Open 7 days 9am to 5pm. Last admissions 4pm.
(closed Christmas Day and Anzac Morning)
Adults - $10
Children 5-13 - $5 (under 5's are free)
Groups 10+ - $8 Groups and Bus tours welcome.
Group morning/afternoon teas and lunches available if booked in advance.
Over 60's & students - $9.
Annual Passes: Adult - $30 | Family - $75
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.