Come & explore the incredible art dotted around the Wynyard Quarter against the picturesque canvas of the Tāmaki Makaurau waterfront. 

The trail features engaging visual installations, is suitable for all ages and will change regularly! We encourage both residents and visitors to the area to pop back more than once during the season, to check out the new installations, and re-discover the permanent works.

There are many mahi toi (art works) that have been created by Māori artists in collaboration with mana whenua across the waterfront, rich in both narrative and artistic disciplines. From traditional Māori weaving and carving, to sculpture and mural painting, Eke Panuku has been working with mana whenua to seek opportunities to elevate and showcase māori toi across the waterfront so that tangata whenua can see themselves and their culture in the modern landscape of Tāmaki Makaurau.

You may have seen and played on art across the waterfront and wanted to know who created it, or what it's called? Walk the trail to re-discover classics like ‘Sound of the Sea’ and ‘The Wind Tree’ and learn about all the new additions too. 

Over summer there will be pop-up and temporary art installations in the quarter to surprise and delight. Some of the new things you can look forward to are: 🌈 Rainbow Machine, 🏳️‍🌈Te Tīmatanga Takatāpui Festival for Auckland Pride, 🐋Whale Tales, and more.

View the trail map, here.

Current schedule:

  • 10-31 Jan 
    Rainbow Machine
  • 22 Jan - 6 Mar
    Dance guides with live pop up performances on weekends in Jan & Feb 
  • 22 Jan - 6 Mar
    The Great Scan-atarium
  • 1-27 Feb
    Te Tīmatanga Takatāpui Festival for Auckland Pride 
  • 24 Jan- 18 Apr 
    Whale Tales Art Trail 

Plus more to be announced throughout summer 2022.

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Last updated: 16 January 2022