February, 2022

2022Sun06Feb10:00 am7:00 pmWhale Tales 2022 Art TrailFree public Art Trail all over Auckland10:00 am - 7:00 pm Auckland CBD, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,Environmental,FreeWhere:Central Auckland,East Auckland,North Auckland,South Auckland,West AucklandAges:All Ages

Whale Tail Art Sculpture Trail


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Event Details

Whale Tales 2022, is an incredible immersive public art trail  in Tāmaki Makaurau on daily until 18th April 2022.

80 Tails telling 80 tales will be dotted across Auckland streets, parks, and open spaces for 12 weeks. Each giant tail is inspired by a healthy ocean and designed by some of Aotearoa’s most talented artists. Follow the outdoor trail for some fabulous family fun, or wander through with friends to find your own favourite.

WWF-New Zealand has partnered with Wild in Art, Auckland Unlimited, and Harcourts NZ to bring the trail to the City of Sails and raise awareness of the vital work WWF-New Zealand does to look after our ocean, including our beautiful Hauraki Gulf and its endangered resident, the Bryde’s Whale. There are only 135 Bryde’s whales left in the Hauraki Gulf, and it is a “Nationally Critical” species. Together, we can help restore the Gulf and protect the future of this taonga species.

Explore the unique and stunning whale Tail sculptures, designed by talented artists and students, and sponsored by generous businesses and organisations. Every Tail has its own tale too, so soak up the rich stories as you journey through the trail.

And the legacy of Whale Tales continues long after the trail ends. The sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for WWF-New Zealand’s vital work to protect and restore the Hauraki Gulf and the Bryde’s whales that call it home.

How to participate:
– Download the Trail Map from https://whaletales2022.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/WWN0009-Whale-Tales-Trail-Map-A2_Web-version-1.pdf; or
– Download the Whale Tales 2022 App from App store or Google Play; or
– Pick up a map from your local Harcourts office.



Free public event


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