• Private Art Walk

Waiheke Island is an artsy and creative place. On the Waiheke Island Private Art Walk you’ll enjoy a personalised tour of galleries, sculpture parks and artist studios.

$220/person (winter)
$275/person (summer)

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This tour is available for groups of 2-8, and we’ll design it to suit your interests and requirements.

Your tour price includes lunch at the spectacular home and studio of painter Gabriella Lewenz.

Our Private Art Walk takes approximately five hours, and is done at a very leisurely pace, suitable for a variety of fitness levels. so you can enjoy both the art and the scenery around you.

After being surrounded by such creativity, plus the beauty of nature, you will come away feeling refreshed and inspired.

About this walk

  • Start (2 options):
    • 9:45am at the Ferry Wharf, Matiatia, Waiheke Island or
    • 10:00am at the Community Art Gallery, Ocean View Road, Oneroa (ideal if you are already on Waiheke)
  • When leaving the ferry, look for your guide who will be standing on your left just before you enter the Ferry Terminal. Your guide will be holding a Terra & Tide sign.
  • Finish: 3:00pm (approximate) at the Ferry Wharf or the Community Art Gallery

Highlights

  • Visit art galleries in Oneroa, including an artists’ collective, the Community Art Gallery and an artist goldsmith
  • Meet artists and gallery staff
  • Visit the local sculpture park and learn about this fascinating outdoor art
  • Visit sculptor and painter studios and an artisan shoemaker
  • Have lunch at Church Bay Studio, the spectacular home of painter Gabriella Lewenz (tour price includes lunch)
  • Walk through the Atawhai-Whenua Forest & Bird Reserve

The Guardian: New Zealand’s island ruled by artists, July 2011

Includes

  • Fantastic scenic walk with expert guiding and interpretation
  • Lunch at artist’s home and studio

Not included

  • Ferry fares

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun glasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water
  • Raincoat (depending on forecast)
  • Money for art purchases
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  • I did the Art Walk on Waiheke last weekend and really enjoyed it. Michael and Justine, our guides, were friendly and enthusiastic about the island and its many artists. We visited the art gallery and other art storefronts, but they also brought us to the homes of various artists who I would not have known to visit on my own, and we had lunch at the beautiful home of artist Gabriella Lewenz. On top of all this we did quite a bit of walking. Michael also gave me lots of ideas for other activities while on the island, which I really appreciated.

    Private Art Walk – 5 stars

  • We took the Art Walk yesterday with Michael from Terra & Tide. It was such an enriching day. Michael introduced us to the artists, who were very happy to chat about their work, but were not at all pushy. We really enjoyed the stimulating conversations about creating art and the creative process. Lunch at Gabriella's was relaxing, welcoming and delicious. We would highly recommend this unique experience.

    Private Art Walk – 5 stars

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