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Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens

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lovely nature walk

absolutely loved the sculpture trail, very interesting and it was lovely to get out in nature... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Come here.. excellent kiwi experience..

Nursery plants are extremely well kept and reasonably priced. Great place to bring children to run... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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1481 Kaipara Coast Highway | Sh16, Kaukapakapa, Auckland 0984, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

absolutely loved the sculpture trail, very interesting and it was lovely to get out in nature. reccomend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Inspire816133
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Nursery plants are extremely well kept and reasonably priced. Great place to bring children to run along sculpture trail.. art work interesting! Grounds excellent. Make sure you take don’s conversation trail the best part of the experience. Nice simple cafe too.. well done to don...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joey77NZ
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I visited the sculpture garden with a group of friends in January 2018. The art work ( for sale ) was astonishing, and the sites they had been put on display just as amazing. One needs to read the explanation to the works and not...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Verena D
Reviewed 14 May 2018

A good idea and provides a reasonable nature walk for an hour or so - but a lot of the 'art' on display was pretty tacky. Just a few works were worth any consideration. Shame - but do visit if you're passing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Wonderful experience! This is an easy, fun, sometimes interactive art trail located about an hour out of Auckland. Went for a little drive on a nice day and ended up here. The site includes a cafe, a huge selection of garden plants for sale--I would...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was our first visit to the Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens so we held our expectations lightly in spite of good reviews. We were pleasantly surprised to find that this wasn't just a smattering of sculptures around a little garden but instead a whole trail...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Keitha S
1811027David_B, Owner at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks for the great comments Keitha. Yes the sculptures do change every October. We don't have a 'Çafe' but we do have a Çoffee Shop offering coffee, tea, milkshakes, a selection of tasty slices, hot pies, toasted sandwiches, cool drinks and iceblocks, as well as...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We made a very quick decision to come up to Kaipara and it really will become a regular visit now. It is reasonably priced (my kids were free), beautiful and scenic. A very doable walk for my 4 year old and we used our city...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

The cafe here has scaled back to fresh baked items and gourmet pies. Cafe hours also reduced - now open Wednesday to Sunday. Loved that a batch of fresh hot scones were cooling on the counter when we visited for a milkshake and chocolate brownie....staff...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I've been here twice, once in April 2017 and once in November 2016. Both times I have loved it! Such a cool sculpture garden and a really nice walk. Spent about 1.5 hours here. There's also a cafe with some basic snacks and drinks if...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank kimB6730SQ
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on our way back to Auckland from the Bay of Islands. Made a great change from the usual slog down state highway 1 and no traffic jams on the day before everyone goes back to work. Lovely gardens, amazing sculptures and friendly staff....More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Jacqy J
7 March 2015|
Response from Tintin4 | Reviewed this property |
Admission is between $6 for children to $12 for adults with family passes for $30 and discounted rates for groups more than ten. Over 60's and students are $10. To walk the track takes between 30 mins to 2hours depending how... More