January 24 - April 18, 2022

From 24 January – 18 April 2022, a trail of unique and stunning whale tail sculptures, designed by artists and children, sponsored by businesses and organisations will be on display all over the city centre and wider Auckland as part of the Whale Tales event.

The concept of the whale tails is to bring to life the themes of protecting and restoring the mauri (life force) of our ocean. Inspired by the Bryde’s Whale that can be found in the Hauraki Gulf, there will be 80 sculptures that will dot Auckland’s streets, parks, and open spaces to provide residents and visitors a fresh opportunity to explore the City of Sails.

A Farewell Weekend and auction night will conclude the trail event in April, with more details to come. 

After the trail has ended in April, the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise funds to support the work that WWF New Zealand does to look after our moana and marine life, in particular the Hauraki Gulf.

We'll release the full trail to follow in the city centre soon!


Upcoming events at Whale Tales Art Trail

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Last updated: 14 December 2021