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FAQs

Chris Bailey, Te Rerenga War o Tikapa Moana, 2017

Entry is $15 (children 15 and under are free). Without your support we would not be able to put this wonderful event together.  f

Sealink offers a vehicle ferry service from Half Moon Bay or Wynyard Quarter, Auckland City  to Kennedy Point ferry terminal on Waiheke Island.  Vehicle bookings are recommended in advance to secure preferred timings.  Please note that parking is limited at Matiatia and around the start of the sculpture walk.

For a full timetable or for more information please visit sealink.co.nz

The sculpture shuttle bus leaves from the Information Tent located at Matiatia, a short stroll from the Fullers ferry terminal. Please do not drive to the start of the walk (Nick Johnstone Drive) as there is restricted parking in the vicinity. Shuttle bus tickets are $5pp with children 15 and under free. Sculpture Shuttle bus tickets are valid for the day but cannot be used on public transport.

Parking is restricted along Nick Johnstone Drive so that the sculpture shuttle buses can turn around safely. The best option is to get dropped off at the start of the walk, or make your way to the 48 hour car park at Matiatia and then catch the sculpture shuttle bus from the Information Tent.  Alternatively, leave your car at home and take the public bus to the ferry terminal.

The sculpture shuttle bus departs from the Information Tent approx. every 15 mins with the first stop being at the START of the walkway (end Nick Johnstone Drive), the bus then picks up visitors from the end of the Coastal walk (Look Out Point on Nick Johnstone Drive) and takes visitors to the Artworks Complex in Oneroa village where the Small Sculpture Exhibition at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery is located. This is a drop off and pick up point. The bus then heads back to Matiatia. Sculpture shuttle bus tickets are $5pp with children 15 and under free. 

Yes – you can bring your bicycle over on both the Fullers and Sealink ferries. The exhibition walk is not suitable for bikes, however, bike racks are available at the ferry terminal, so you can enjoy the walk and then explore the Island, by bike, if you have some spare time. Don’t forget to bring your own chain and lock. For more information please visit: Fullers – www.fullers.co.nz or www.sealink.co.nz

Yes – you can as it is on a lead at all times. Please note, dogs are allowed on the sculpture shuttle buses but this is at the driver’s discretion particularly during weekends, public holidays and busy periods. 

There is minimal wheelchair and pram access along the entire length of the sculpture walk. Seating and shade along the walkway are also minimal.

If we haven’t answered your question here please feel free to drop us an email office@sotg.nz.

Sensible walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle.

Yes, we will have free drinking water tanks located at the Information Tent, the start and the end of the sculpture walk. Remember to bring your own water bottle.

Ahipao is situated on the shores of Matiatia, right next to the SOTG Information Tent. Their cafe offers thoughtfully crafted dishes in a beautiful environment for a unique dining experience. Just a few minutes walk from the ferry, this is perfect place to start or finish your day, or simply relax with friends, family or the special four-legged friend in your life—all doggy’s welcome.

Sculpture on the Gulf is a Zero Waste event. The only thing we want left behind are the sculptures. Please support us and take your waste with you.