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  2. Auckland (Region)
  3. Auckland
  4. Waiheke Island

Waiheke Island: 5-Hour Guided Art Exploration Walk

Product ID: 358440
Be captivated by the creative energy and aura of the Waiheke Islands. Discover the best of its arts scene and meet talented artists, with the help of a local guide.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a scenic ferry from downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island
  • Admire the local sculpture park and learn about this intriguing array of outdoor art
  • Meet local artists including glass artists, painters, and an artisan shoemaker
  • Enjoy lunch at a local artist home
  • Admire the flora and fauna of the Atawhai-Whenua Forest and Bird Reserve
Full description
Join a guided art walking tour on the beautiful Waiheke Island. The island is home to a wonderful range of artists as the island supports a lively creative community. Take a ferry from Downtown Auckland at 9:00 AM and reach Matiatia Ferry Wharf on Waiheke Island at 9:35 AM. Your guide will be meeting you at the pier, or if you prefer, take a short walk directly to the Community Art Gallery.  

The community is committed to conserving the unique environment of the island by minimizing its carbon footprint. Be inspired by the surrounding creativity and beauty of nature on Waiheke island as you visit art galleries in Oneroa, including an artist collective, the Community Art Gallery, and an artist goldsmith. Make a stop at a local sculpture park and learn about this intriguing array of outdoor art. Meet glass artists and painters in their studios and even an artisan shoemaker.

In the afternoon, savor lunch at the Church Bay Studio, the spectacular home of artist Gabriella Lewenz. After lunch, walk through the Atawhai-Whenua Forest and Bird Reserve and admire its native flora and fauna. The tour ends back at the Community Gallery, where your guide bids you farewell.
  • Scenic guided art walk
  • Expert guide
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Ferry tickets
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the Pier on Waiheke Islands at 9:45 AM. Look for a sign with a logo of the local partner's company.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• This tour will take place in rain or shine