A Day at Gibbs Farm with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

Please note: The March event has been postponed to 30 October. Please see the note at the bottom of the article for more info.

Join the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki whanau for an unforgettable day at Gibbs Farm sculpture park. Your visit will help us to raise funds for our collection and our programmes.

The celebrated Gibbs Farm rests on 400 hectares of re-formed farmland on the Kaipara Harbour. The privately owned park is home to an internationally renowned collection of large-scale sculptures by some of the world’s leading artists, commissioned and curated by Alan Gibbs over the past 25 years.

On your visit you will be free to roam the hillsides, to take in the views of the harbour and gain perspective on the sculptures from a distance and right up close. You can self-guide with the map provided and enjoy an introduction to some of the key works by our friendly art experts stationed throughout the park. Your visit may also include an encounter with an exotic animal or two!

LUNCH: Pack your own picnic lunch or order an Eat My Lunch pack with us – to be collected on the day. Every lunch ordered provides a free lunch to a Kiwi kid in need. Lunches will need to be purchased separately at (link in websites) using this special code: AAGMARCH2022. NB when you purchase your lunch, you must tick the ‘Pick up’ option and input postal code 1010. A team at the Auckland Art Gallery will pick up the lunches on your behalf and you will be able to collect them at the Farm on the day. For any queries, please email

By Bus. Take advantage of the bus service we have arranged with departures from points in central Auckland and the Northshore. Bookings essential in advance.
By Car. An on-site parking fee will apply per vehicle. We strongly encourage you to carpool which will help reduce the impact on the environment and ease congestion at the gate. Payable in advance

ESSENTIALS: the weather is changeable so be prepared for all conditions and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and ensure you have water and sunblock.

FACILITIES: A coffee cart with hot and cold beverages will be on-site on the event day. Payment is by CASH ONLY. There is no eftpos as there is NO WI-FI coverage on-site. There are basic toilet facilities.

TERRAIN: The day is a 3 hour walk on either grass or the paved pathway which is 6-7km. There are large lakes and ponds that will require supervision with children as will various animals at several locations on the property.

TICKETS: Make sure you PRINT YOUR TICKETS and have them ready to present at the gate. There is NO WIFI so you will not be able to download it on-site. This will speed up entry and you’ll have more time to enjoy the farm.

UPDATES: Please make sure your settings enable Eventfinda to share your contact details (email and phone) so we can contact you with any last minute updates on the event.

This event has been postponed from 27th March. Existing tickets, including parking and transport, remain valid for the new date.

Should you not be able to attend on this later date, your tickets are refundable. The team at Eventfinda will manage that for you. Please contact them at Refunds are available until 30 March 2022.

If you ordered lunch from Eat My Lunch, your order will automatically be transferred to the new date, and lunches will be available for collection at the Farm on the day.
Thank you. It is a privilege to have access to this special site and we are grateful to The Gibbs Farm trustees for their hospitality.

Please refer to the terms of access and conditions information on our website event listing.

Gibbs Farm is a private property open by appointment only on scheduled monthly visitor days. There is no entry fee applicable when visiting Gibbs Farm, all funds raised go directly to supporting Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Gibbs Farm, Makarau, Auckland
2022-10-30 10:00:00 - 2022-10-30 14:00:00
All Ages
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