Whale Tales 2022, an incredible immersive public art trail, is surfacing in Tāmaki Makaurau this January! 

80 Tails telling 80 tales will be dotted across Auckland for 12 weeks starting 24 January 2022. Each giant tail is inspired by a healthy ocean and designed by some of Aotearoa's most talented artists. Follow the outdoor trail for some fabulous family fun, or wander through with friends to find your own favourite. 

Join free fortnightly Thursday seminars between 27 January - 14 April at 6pm, held at Sustainable Coastlines Flagship in Auckland CBD.  Hear from leading field experts about the health and wellbeing of the Hauraki Gulf, its inhabitants and our environmental projects to aid in recovery, and how you can support these solutions. 

  • Thursday 27 Jan, 6pm
    ‘Marine Communities Matter: Life as a Big Ocean Animal in the Hauraki Gulf - Tikapa Moana’ – Rochelle Constantine: The importance of megafaunal communities in the Gulf and how vulnerable they are when there is change.
  • Thursday 17 February, 6pm
    Relationships among marine mammals in the Hauraki Gulf’ - Karen Stockin: A discussion on the relationships between marine mammals in this region and how they are crucial to the functioning of the entire Gulf’s ecosystem.
  • Thursday 3 March, 6pm 
    Camden Howitt, The Sustainable Coastlines journey and how people can improve the health of the Hauraki Gulf
  • Thursday 17 March, 6pm
    ‘The Importance of Informed Choices:  Why you should care where your seafood comes from and how it is produced’ - Bubba Cook: How advancements in technologies can help consumers make more informed decisions about the seafood they buy.
  • Thursday 31 March, 6pm
    ‘Support WWF to support the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park’- Krista van der Linde: A talk highlighting the threats that are facing the Gulf’s marine life and what WWF-NZ is doing to combat these.
  • Thursday 14 April, 6pm 
    ‘From Ordinary to Extraordinary, Okahu Bay Back to the Future’ -  Moana Tamaariki Pohe: As a whanau member, member of community; I strive to contribute as much as I possibly can.  Matauranga Maori and Western Science both use past reflections to inform how to inform future actions.

Register to attend via Eventfinda 

Please note; this event requires Covid Vaccination Certificates to be presented for all eligible guests.  You will be asked to show your certificate on arrival.

Free parking for your first hour at Jellicoe Street car park. See more here

Kids ride free on public transport on weekends and public holidays. Find out more

Last updated: 14 January 2022