Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We showcase contemporary sculpture featuring some of the most exciting artists working in New Zealand today. Discover a dynamic exhibition of over 60 large-scale sculptures set in a sublime landscape of towering native trees - majestic palms, a precious kauri forest and established native bush alive with birdsong. The 2 km sculpture trail meanders past lakes, vineyard, forest and open pasture, and offers unexpected intimate views alongside stunning panoramas. Be challenged and delighted by the carefully curated selection of sculpture. Discover works that float, move with the wind or sunlight, or produce an unexpected sound experience – the trail will certainly appeal to all ages. Explore the annual Brick Bay Folly project which is inspired by a quirky interpretation of an architectural ‘structure’ and challenges young architects to stretch wide their imagination. All sculpture is for sale and The Glass House also hosts an indoor gallery with small works from leading NZ sculptors.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • samlmm
    Boynton Beach, Florida102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful and magnificent walk through diverse artwork
    The trail is beautiful, the artwork is magnificent and it all comes together in perfect harmony. We only had about 50 minutes to do the trail, when we had planned for 1.5 hours. I’d say definitely give yourself 1.5 hours and 2 hours would be easy to spend there.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • hinehou
    Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing day out
    What a wonderful day at the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail! Easily accessed from Warkworth and well signposted, we spent over an hour walking the trail with our three year old twins. The track was well looked after, with sacking put down in muddy/slippery parts. There are some steep parts but easily tackled by our three year olds. There are steps so it's not stroller friendly or accessible. We had lunch at the winery after and I would definitely recommend this to treat yourself afterwards!
    Dear Hinehou, Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you and your twins had a memorable day exploring our sculpture trail. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Tom
    Written 8 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 October 2023
  • andreasmit
    Auckland, New Zealand25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic walk along beautiful sculptures
    Loved every minute of this trail. A beautiful walk through the forest and fields while surrounded by amazing sculptures. Each one just as amazing as the last. My children received a trail map and pencil to mark off each sculpture found which made it so exciting for them to ensure they found each one. Very beautiful and amazing friendly staff. Such a great low price too! Highly recommend.
    Kia ora Andreas, Thank you so much for your kind words. We're thrilled you and your family enjoyed the Sculpture Trail and that your children found excitement with the trail map. Our aim is to make art engaging for all ages! We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, Tom
    Written 15 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Bruce M
    Wellington, New Zealand120 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty to enjoy!!
    Some fascinating sculptures in enjoyable quiet, natural bush settings. I particularly enjoyed the few 'hands on' /interactive sculptures and also the 'music in the bush', while my wife really enjoyed the whole walk! We luckily learned about the attraction from a flyer in our accommodation... Unfortunately like most things in NZ, there seemed to be a fairly sizable price increase recently ( now $18pp for the walk) which was a surprise, but the Brick Bay walk was a welcome addition after enjoying the Sculpturiam previously in Matakana.
    Thank you, Bruce, for your detailed 4-star review! We're glad you and your wife enjoyed the sculptures and the walk. We appreciate your feedback on the pricing. Just so you know, there’s a $3 discount on the walk when dining with us, bringing the price to $15pp. We’re happy Brick Bay was a nice addition to your visit. Best regards, Tom
    Written 26 May 2024
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    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 May 2024
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Fiona W
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Purchased the summer special $45 entry, shared platter, desert and wine paddle and spent three hours viewing the sculptures and enjoying lunch. Best value ever! Food was delicious and the sculptures were amazing. Great service from our wait staff.
Written 26 February 2021
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, so glad you enjoyed our Summer Weekday Experience!
Written 28 February 2021
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Julie B
Palmerston North, New Zealand26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is such a great sculpture trail! There are more than 60 sculptures to see in a trail that can be walked at one's own pace. Some of the sculptures are fabulous, some are whimsical, some are challenging and some are... different. Lots of benches for rest stops for those who want them. Our group ranged in age from 18 months to 65 years, and we all had fun. And such great value!! Even if you don't eat at Brick Bay, you can do the trail for $12.
Written 21 January 2020
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Thanks for much for taking the time to review us, we're so glad that you enjoyed your experience - come back soon!
Written 2 February 2020
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GJWNZ
Auckland, New Zealand208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
It was a pleasant surprise to find such an inexpensive outing in the Matakana area. Chose this sculpture walk because it was far less than others we had seen. The helpers at the entrance were cheerful, helpful and pleasant. Very clear instructions given as to how to progress the walk and a map (with details of each sculpture) was handed over. The path was easy to follow and the walk through the forest was fantastic. The whole experience was educational and even thigh busied up at no time felt pressured to move onto the next item. The walk took us about an hour and a half, so very relaxed. Great time and fun. Would recommend this walk to all, even if not an art critic/enthusiast. Great restaurant on site and toilets cleans down tidy.
Written 15 July 2020
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So glad you enjoyed your Brick Bay experience! Thanks so much for the great review :)
Written 19 July 2020
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KiwiViolinist
Sydney3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I love bushwalking and sculpture so this was the perfect afternoon outing for me and my family. We came here before Christmas with my elderly parents and children aged 10 and 8. Everybody had a most enjoyable time. The sculpture trail goes through paddocks, native forest and on boardwalks, it is nice to have that variation in terrain, and ample shade on a hot day. The sculptures were diverse, some I loved, some made us giggle, all were thought provoking and sparked a conversation. We particularly loved the works by Virginia King, Johnny Turner, Filippe Turner, Chris Booth, and the kinetic sculptures by Phil Price. We also loved hearing Alegri's Miserere in the forest (sound installation). Allow at least an hour for the trail. The staff here are also really wonderful, I left a hoodie here by accident and it was couriered back to me in Auckland. Thanks Brick Bay for a lovely afternoon and for supporting local artists. So great to see Art and Nature come together.
Written 11 January 2020
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Wow! What a fantastic review - we really appreciate it and will pass onto our great team :)
Written 12 January 2020
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MichaelNewZealand
Auckland, New Zealand88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Take 1.5 to 2 hours walking around this train, and take your dog too (though they may be a bit upset at some of the sculptures...). On a hot day, there is lots of cool bush places where you can dit and view or listen to the sculptures. A beautiful experience.
Written 2 January 2020
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Thanks for the great review! We appreciate it :)
Written 12 January 2020
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Kiwi
110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
After been told all about the art and how great the place is my partner and I decided to visit. The work is truly beautiful the down fall was the group of screaming uncontrolled kids that where running wild on the walk.

My partner and I both noticed the group in front of us also been disappointed by the lack of respect for the art.

We cut our visit short as we didn’t want to attempt to sit in a restaurant with the wild children carrying on.

We will try and visit again.
Hopefully the next lot of children let though won’t hang off the art we are try to look at.

Written 21 June 2020
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Thanks for your review, glad you loved the Trail - we hope you make it back for another visit.
Written 5 July 2020
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miamikic
Bangkok, Thailand101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Lunch at the restaurant was great for starters but then walk around the sculpture park and opportunity to “guff “ around with my family was priceless. Weather collaborated, there were not too many visitors and it was a perfect afternoon. Highly recommended!
Ps categories for type of visits are not right - mine was with family but with adult children !
Written 18 January 2020
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Thanks, we're so glad you enjoyed your birthday visit with family :)
Written 27 January 2020
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wellingt0nkirby
Wellington, New Zealand345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Allow at least an hour to walk around the area and view the 68 sculptures...you won’t like all of them but you will love some. A camera is essential. Possible with stroller (although 2 adults required at times for steps). The just 3 year old managed walk well and loved sculptures as much as adults.
Written 5 January 2020
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So glad you enjoyed the Sculpture Trail! Thanks for the great review :)
Written 12 January 2020
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Maria S
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Having been to Brick Bay in the past as a couple, we have visited again with young children and parents. You can't go wrong with this wonderful venue - it's light, bright and airy. The food is absolutely top notch (highly recommend the salmon tataki; affogatos were also a hit at our table) and the children's menu is also good quality, which is not always the case, even when the standard menu is good. The 2021 rose was a beautiful accompaniment. As far as service goes - efficient and friendly from all the team, can't ask for anything more.
There are tables outside under the cover and wine tasting under the vines, which is a lovely touch. A small playground for younger children and, of course, the sculpture trail for the adults.
Lovely experience all in all, will definitely be back again when in the area. Thank you Brick Bay!
Written 6 January 2022
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john f
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
Right from the start the seamless ease of their email booking and pre-confirmaton systems followed through with our wonderful dining experience. My wife and our two daughters joined us for lunch at Brick Bay in The Glasshouse, an architecturally inspiring building suspended over a lake of water lillies.
The menu had plenty to choose from with many dairy free and vegetarian options, which I appreciated. I had the puy lentil soup as entree which was absolutely delicious. For my main dish I chose the squid, again delightfully delicious accompanied with freshly picked salad directly from their garden, an eclectic selection of texture and taste.
I loved this dining experience, I can still taste it.
Written 10 September 2020
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Wow! Thank you so much for such an amazing review - we will pass this onto our fantastic team :)
Written 14 September 2020
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