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Art lovers rejoice as the ultimate outdoor installation is due to return to Waiheke Island this March. Sculpture on the Gulf will transform the Matiatia Coastal Walkway into an artscape like no other with impressive sculptures and works like you’ve never seen before.

Sculpture on the Gulf makes for the perfect day outdoors, just a relaxing 35 minute ferry sailing with Fullers360 from downtown Auckland. Start the experience early and enjoy an onboard immersive audio experience which pairs with a companion sculpture to be found along the trail. Scan the QR code on posters on your ferry to stream the audio.

As you disembark your Fullers360 ferry the experience begins with a series of walkways and stairs along a 2km coastal walk, taking between 1.5 – 2.5 hours to enjoy at a leisurely pace*. Meander along, take selfies and soak in the incredible views along the way.

As the official transport sponsor Fullers360 is pleased to see this locally run event come to life.

“In a time where we’re seeing lots of events be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, we’re proud to be able to continue our support with this opportunity for families to get out and about and explore in a safe outdoor environment”, says Fullers360 CEO, Mike Horne.

For added convenience catch the shuttle bus to the start of the walkway from the information tent located at Matiatia, a short walk from the ferry terminal. Once you’ve completed the sculpture walk, shuttle buses collect visitors from the end of the walkway and return to Matiatia via the Waiheke Community Art Gallery/Oneroa.

This outdoor event is able to run safety at the Red phase of the Traffic Light System**. As per Government guidelines, all event attendees will be asked to show a current NZ My Vaccine Pass in their name before being allowed to enter the Sculpture on the Gulf 2022 site. Children aged under 12 years do not need to provide a My Vaccine Pass to enter. If you’re unwell please stay home.

  • Adult ferry, shuttle and entry ticket: $62
  • Child (5-15 years) ferry, shuttle and entry ticket: $21
  • Adult entry: $15pp (children 15 and under are free of charge).
  • Adult shuttle bus tickets:$5pp (children 15 and under are free of charge)
  • Event times: 
    • Monday to Thursday: 10am – 4pm
    • Friday and Saturday: 9am – 6pm
    • Sunday: 9am – 4pm

Sculpture of the Gulf runs from 4-27 March To buy tickets and learn more about the event visit: