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Connells Bay Sculpture Park

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Having a guided walk with the owner makes this a very special experience.

We booked well in advance as places are limited and we had friends who were very keen to see it... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Unforgettable Experience.

Went to the sculpture park on our last day on the island, truly a memorable experience that we will... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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The Connells Bay Sculpture Park hosts a private collection of large scale sculpture by New Zealand artists bringing art and nature together on a two hour + guided walk in a beautiful coastal landscape. Bookings by apointment only. $30pp. PLEASE...more
142 Cowes Bay Road, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 9-372 8957
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 April 2013

The sculptures are produced in New Zealand, some on the Island and are positioned in the landscape of the peninsula,this changes every year and has some unique pieces of local craft in it

2  Thank Jack B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Would have been great if it was open. Drove all the way out to find that it is closed over the winter months. There was no info on this on any of the information we received. I suggest that you call and check it is...More

7  Thank sonyat747
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We booked well in advance as places are limited and we had friends who were very keen to see it. It was our fourth visit over about a fifteen year period, but every visit is different. It is a beautiful setting and having Jo, one...More

Thank SandLexia
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Went to the sculpture park on our last day on the island, truly a memorable experience that we will never forget, our favorites were Gregor Kregar and Chris Booth but they were all amazing, also loved the work of Regan Gentry. What a way to...More

Thank dineal0t
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Make this a “must go” place to visit, everything was top notch! Beautiful quiet spot for a honeymooners! Stock up with great food! You will not want to leave to go to a restaurant! You need a sturdy vehicle to get there, the last bit...More

Thank AngMacleod
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Definitely worth visiting if you are able to get a booking. A wonderful collection of sculptures in a beautiful setting

Thank fred5869
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is a beautiful walk with some amazingly beautiful sculptures and an even better view. Be prepared to spend a few hours wandering this park and exploring.

Thank Livinthedreamlife
Reviewed 8 May 2017

If you want to see the work of some of NZ's top sculptors in a magnificent setting then this is the place for you.

Thank alanj14
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We really enjoyed the sculpture walk with Jo, she brought the sculptures to life with her enthusiasm and took the time to explain the artists and gave us a true appreciation for the various works and the thought processes behind them.

Thank DevonC337
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Its full of surprises. The art pieces have been set in an environment that displays them at their best. The thought, planning and hard work to make this a magical place that transcends your mind to another level of appreciation is outstanding. It's unparalelled anywhere....More

Thank dinners-are-us
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A wonderful experience. Jo Gow, as your personal guide, is interesting and informative, as she provides the story behind the art works. The groups are kept small so everyone enjoys an interactive experience. Even our teenage daughters enjoyed it!

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We did this walk with our family and it was well worth it. Great art but also great to see that part of the island. It wasn't so interesting for our kids (13 and 15) ...but that's because they aren't interested in anything to do...More

Thank Kerry553
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3 January 2017|
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Response from Johnnie33 | Property representative |
Yes...but there are several sections of steps. There is just one section at the end of the walk we would suggest she didn't do but you could accompany her down to the gallery at that stage. Any other questions please email... More
12 December 2016|
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Response from Johnnie33 | Property representative |
Hello Moni Unfortunately we do not have any walks available on Saturday 17 but do have a walk available at 10.30 on Friday 16th. The cost is $30 per adult, $15 for children and under 5 is free. Please email us if you would... More