Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf runs from 1 - 24 March 2019 on beautiful Waiheke Island – only a 35 minute Fullers360 ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Come join us and experience 29 new sculptures by New Zealand artists along a stunning two-kilometre coastal walkway and sculpture trail to Oneroa village.
Perpetual Guardian Sculpture on the Gulf runs from 1 - 24 March 2019 on beautiful Waiheke Island – only a 35-minute Fullers360 ferry ride from downtown Auckland. Come join us and experience 29 new sculptures by New Zealand artists along a stunning 2km coastal walkway.
Enjoy an easy shuttle ride which takes you to the start of the sculpture trail, and afterwards on to the Waiheke Community Art Gallery in Oneroa. Here, you’ll find more pieces from the SOTG artists and can continue your stroll through Alison Park to see sculptures from previous years. Pop into Oneroa’s cafés and boutiques, or venture further to explore Waiheke’s wineries, restaurants and golden sand beaches.
The 2km coastal trail is connected by various walkways and stairs. The walk takes approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours to enjoy. Meander along to take in the magnificent views and, of course, the star of the show: the sculptures!
The track is an unsealed coastal walkway and fairly narrow with steps along the way. It’s easy to overestimate fitness levels, particularly if you are not used to track walking and hills. In general, Waiheke is hilly and very steep in places.
There is minimal wheelchair and pram access along the full length of the sculpture walk. Seating and shade along the walkway is also limited.
The walkway is significantly busier and more crowded on Saturdays and Sundays than it is during the week. If you want to miss the crowds, we recommend visiting mid-week.
To help get you to Sculpture on the Gulf and to extend your time on Waiheke Island, Fullers360 has a great range of packages available.
⭐Hot Price FERRY & SCULPTURE BUS - Adult $45 Child $20
(Return Waiheke Ferry & Sculpture Shuttle Bus)
FERRY, SCULPTURE BUS & EXPLORER HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR - Adult $90 Child $37
(Return Waiheke Ferry, Sculpture Shuttle Bus, Waiheke Explorer Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour)
FERRY, SCULPTURE BUS & TWILIGHT - Adult $180
(Return Waiheke Ferry, Sculpture Shuttle Bus, Waiheke Twilight Wine & Dine Tour)
SCULPTURE BUS ONLY - Adult $5 Child $Free
(Sculpture Shuttle Bus)
SCULPTURE ON THE GULF DONATION - $10
Please note a child is 0 - 15 years inclusive.
Make the most of your time on Waiheke and explore more of the Island. After wandering the main sculpture trail, we recommend spending some time in Oneroa Village. From public artworks, to cafés, boutiques and even beach views, Oneroa is the perfect place to recharge.
Download our handy map using the form below for our top picks and those must-stop locations!