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Sculpture Northland 2021

Whangarei Quarry Gardens 37A Russell Rd, Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand


Sculpture Northland 2021 - November 12-21

50 artists showcasing their creations at the magnificent Whangarei Quarry Gardens over 10 days. An event you won't want to miss!

Sculpture Northland returns to Whangarei Quarry Gardens in November 2021.  Northland's largest contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture Northland celebrates the thriving arts community that resides in the winterless north. With 50 local artists contributing to this years event, art lovers will not want to miss this stunning biennial event.

Spanning 10 days, Sculpture Northland is a celebration of the Arts in Northland. Showcasing the fabulously talented artists that live and work here. Proceeds from the Event support both the artists and our wonderful community garden project, Whangarei Quarry Gardens. Quail Cafe will be open every day of the event - so why not stop to indulge in their delicious range and excellent coffee?

Golf cart tours are available throughout the 10 days. Bookings are essential. email events@whangareigardens.org.nz

Get ready for an outstanding exhibition at this year's Sculpture Northland. November 12-21!

​$10 Entry, children under 12 free. Shuttles will be available on the weekends.
$5 for Members of Whangarei Quarry Gardens. (Individual and Family only - does not apply to Garden Groups and Corporate groups)

The Gardener

Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a community garden project created by volunteers in the forested western hills of Whangarei City. With the ongoing support of Whangarei District Council, Community Employment Groups and many loyal sponsors and friends, the once dilapidated quarry site has become a subtropical oasis for all to enjoy.


Whangarei Quarry Gardens is the perfect place to share vows with your loved ones. Specialising in ceremony events from small to large groups. Enquire at events@whangareigardens.org.nz

Other Facilities

Quail Cafe is nestled into the Gardens, overlooking the Waiarohia Stream. Arguably the best cafe in town, and only situated directly off State Highway 1 - making it the convenient choice for travellers. Stop in for a coffee and a stroll through these stunning Gardens. Excellent bathroom facilities and free parking. If you're looking for more of a challenging walk, start at the Gardens and hike to the Quarry Arts centre through the native bush - the tracks are excellent and easy to navigate.


  • Price
    $10 per person.
  • Parking
    Yes. Shuttles available on the weekends from Kensington Park.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Yes, we have wide gravel paths throughout. Disabled parking is next to the Visitor Centre.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No dogs, smoking or alcohol. This is a kiwi friendly site.
  • Food available?
    Yes - Quail Cafe, Zippy's cafe for ice creams, and sausage sizzle on the weekends.
  • Cafe/Restaurant available?
    Quail Cafe open Wednesday - Sunday 9 am-3 pm. Enjoy award-winning coffee and delectable treats while relaxing in this lovely cafe over-looking the Waiarohia Stream.
  • Picnics
    Yes, you are welcome to bring your own picnic. 7 tables available throughout the Gardens - lakeside, under the Jacaranda, in the Dell, and our main Picnic area.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes please watch children closely, if they break a sculpture, you have bought it.
  • Toilets?
    In the Visitor's Centre and extra portaloos in Gardens.
  • Seating
    7 Picnic tables, 12 park benches throughout the gardens to rest and enjoy various garden views.
  • Plants/Sales
    Plant sales are always available at the Visitor Centre gift shop.
  • Guided Tours
    Golf cart tours available for up to 5 people $30 for up to 3 people, $40 for 4 people, $50 for 5 people.


Whangarei Quarry Gardens 37A Russell Rd, Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand

less than 1 minute off State Highway 1