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FAQs

Chris Bailey, Te Rerenga War o Tikapa Moana, 2017

Yes. Tickets can be purchased online through our website or on the day at the Information tent located at Matiatia. Entry tickets are $15pp and shuttle bus tickets are $5pp. Children 15 and under are free of charge.

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 drop off, pick up and 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 20 – 30 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. 

*Please note departure times of shuttle buses may vary from day to day.

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. If you do bring your dog please remember to clean up after them.

There is minimal wheelchair and pram access along the entire length of the sculpture walk. Seating and shade along the walkway are also minimal. Our small sculpture showcase at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, the display of works in the Artworks Courtyard and our Companion programme at Wild On Waiheke are all disable and child friendly.

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.

Alternatively have a look at our EAT page on our website for more amazing options.

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.

The sculpture walk itself is roughly 2km long and will the most number of works along the walkway you should allow at least 1.5 hours.

Yes, all event attendees 12 years and over will be required to show their My Vaccine Pass.

Yes, the event will go ahead. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, we are required to adhere to provisions and safety guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and demonstrate detailed planning of how the event can be safely managed.

  • Face masks will be encouraged and mandatory for indoor settings.
  • Contact tracing will be in place
  • Capacity management will be in place, with groups of 100 allowed onto the track at intervals
  • The event will be a one-direction walkway
  • There will be a 20-30 minute spaced scheduling of event shuttle buses from Matiatia to the Event entry (Te Miro Lane)
  • Private vehicle and on foot attendees will be admitted as capacity allows.
  • Safe Hygiene Practices will include hand sanitiser stations, monitoring and cleaning of surfaces and professional cleaning of bathroom facilities.