Calories out, culture in. This weekend marks the start of the biennial Waiheke Island sculpture event where you can go for a coastal walk and see local artist’s creations along the way. Headland Sculpture on the Gulf runs from 9am- 6pm, 28 January until 20 February and it’s free. The course starts at Matiatia Ferry Terminal and continues around the coastline for 2.5 kilometres. There are cafes near the beginning of the trail and about two thirds of the way through to keep you sustained, but bring a hat and sunscreen as the entire exhibition is open to the elements. Allow yourself two to three hours to enjoy the event to its full.
To get to the event, take a Fullers Ferry from behind the Ferry Building on Quay Street to Waiheke Island. That will land you at Matiatia Ferry Terminal. There you will find the head of the trail. At the end of the trail you should be able to catch the shuttle bus along Nick Johnstone Drive to get you back or to head on to other sights on the island. Shuttle buses run from 9.30am- 6pm so don’t get stuck after the last one departs.
Headland Sculpture on the Gulf 28 Jan- 20 Feb- Free (donation encouraged)
Hop on- hop off shuttle bus at the end of the trail- Adults $5, Children up to age 12 $2.50
Photos courtesy of Headland Sculpture on the Gulf