Wharepuke Sculpture Park
Wharepuke Sculpture Park
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40+ selected sculptures set among 5 acres of award winning subtropical garden. The 1km of trail follows the sensitively displayed artworks emphasising the colour and textures of the plants. Sculpture media include glass, ceramic, wood, stone, sound, print, metal, plastic and a kaleidoscope. An experience for both plant and art enthusiasts. Gallery, Print studio, Cafe and cottages onsite
Duration: 1-2 hours
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mandm298
Auckland, New Zealand148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Found this place by pure chance and we were enchanted by the lovely gardens with all the native and non native flora. The trail was lovely and I guess it would change withthe seasons. The bird life was great to watch and the sculptures great to view. Robin was very friendly and willing to stop for a chat with us both before and after we had walked the 1 km trail. If you are looking for a place to contemplate and be away from the hustle and bustle of Keri Keri this is it.
Written 5 June 2021
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ana
Auckland Central, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
Was very glad I didn’t let other reviews put me off!!!
Had a fabulous time wandering for an hour and a half. Enjoyed being led by the path..Lots to see and explore. Amazing growth, a lot of plants were labeled which was a plus too...I loved the wildness of the park, abit like a tropical jungle was fun to come apon the well placed sculptures. Think kids would like that side of it too. Will come back :)
Written 4 March 2021
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amypie71
Kerikeri, New Zealand67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
I think we were expecting more sadly the park looks a bit tired and run down. There seems to be a few sculptures missing but from what we saw some of them were ok and others were a bit underwhelming. While the nature walk is nice the whole place looks like it needs a tidy-up. I found some of the unusual plants were a bit more interesting than anything else, pity because the park has potential. Looks unloved.
Written 21 February 2021
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PatriciaJoy
Kerikeri, New Zealand321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The walk is easy, but not suitable for wheelchairs. Many varieties of fabulous trees and the sculptures are interesting and sometimes quirky! We spent an enjoyable 90 minutes there.
Written 4 December 2020
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DRMB
Bongaree, Australia2,011 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Some you wouldn’t give tuppence hapenny for but others I would have liked to have sat and looked at them and the lovely gardens for quite a while. But no where to sit so you feel that they want to rush you through and spit you out at the end. $10 is about right for entry but please please put some seats In. .. proper ones, not a rickety rotten one like a lonely bbq table setting that was stuck inone obscure place. Please. If it had been so would have given it a 5.

Ps make sure you go to the loo before you go as the only toilet is a bit ho humm. Hummmmm.
Written 14 March 2020
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Talweg of Talley Valley
Gold Coast, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
A must do if your visiting Paihai. Just up the road and on the way to the Stone Store. The tropical gardens are a wonderful collection with beautiful flow and arrangements. The sculpture trail presents an extensive collection of work with varied perspectives from New Zealand and International artists. An easy walk with clear pathways. Definitely finished your walk with lunch or dinner at Maha and you will be satisfied. The food is excellent
Written 17 February 2020
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liz m
Wanaka114 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
It was a lovely summer's day and tha gardens and trees and plants are beautiful, but the place looks very tired and needs maintenance done.
The place you buy tickets is far from the carpark, and I'm sure the people in the cafe get sick of directing people where to go back up the hill and in behind the gallery just to gain access to the Art Park.
We did enjoy some of the sculptures.
Written 4 January 2020
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Natalia T
Singapore, Singapore2,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This is quite a nice garden with lots of interesting sculptures. The place was started by Chris Booth. If you enjoy strolling through gardens with sculptures, you will enjoy it here. But I think it's not popular because we didn't see anyone else visiting the place. There is an entrance fee (I think it was around $10). There is also a cafe there.
Written 12 April 2019
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helianthus1
Auckland, New Zealand468 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Hubby and I chose a rather hot day with little wind to visit the sculpture park, so sunscreen and a hat were a must. It was a wee bit confusing as to where to get the tickets, so when you visit, after parking your car, head up the hill behind the carpark (west side?) until you find the gallery. There is a workshop beside it, and that is where you can get tickets.
As a gardener and photographer, I enjoyed the plants and trees more than the sculptures, but some of these were quite interesting, and some quirky. It would pay to wear supportive shoes, as the path is a bit hilly and the ground underfoot not always even.
A few seats along the way to rest and take in the view would have been great, especially for hubby, who is still recovering from a knee replacement.
Definitely a worthwhile place to visit if you enjoy gardens and/or sculptures.
Written 27 January 2019
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StickyNicky43
Auckland, New Zealand57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
We love sculpture gardens. Interestingly we'd seen this one on a map we'd got from the Paihia information centre, but there were no details on where the park was - just a website (and we had no access to the internet there).
Anyway, we stumbled on it while heading down to the Stone Store. Maybe it was just us, but we found the start confusing (i.e. finding out where and what to pay) - ending up talking to the lovely man in the café who pointed us in the right direction.
The garden is intriguing with a lot of interesting plants. We generally enjoyed the sculptures, but didn't "get" a lot of them. We were also disappointed with the number of cobwebs on the sculptures - most looked quite neglected which was disappointing when I assume we were visiting in the peak period.
The walk itself was generally easy (I have a dodgy knee and it was summer time so hot), but the uphill walk was certainly achievable (and easier than the downhill walk). There were some parts where we had to duck but the path was generally well sign-posted and easy to follow. Some more seating on the way up the hill would have been helpful!
Just a note that my teenage daughters who generally love art found it really boring. I think the garden saved it for me.
Written 13 January 2019
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