Discover Whangārei through the heart and creativity of its artists!
Many of these public works are a response from the artists to Whangārei: the place and the people, the history and the environment, and in their own, each unique way is a celebration of the Whangarei District.
Don’t miss the new Camera Obscura sculpture. This interactive sculptural structure, looking at Whangarei’s award-winning Te Matau ā Pohe Bridge and sited on The Hatea Loop walk, uses CCTV technology to connect to the world via the web. Entering the dramatic structure to arrive in a camera obscura room, the viewer experiences the Bridge and its environment in a new way.
- Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
- Be considerate of others - You’ll be part of a group, so it’s important to be kind and courteous.
- Be sun smart - Make sure you bring sunblock to protect yourself from the Kiwi sun (even on cloudy days!)
- A chance to relax - This experience is one way Kiwis like to relax and enjoy life so it will seem very relaxed. Have fun, enjoy slowing down (away from work or study) and relax!
- Be a respectful visitor - You will be a guest during this experience, so please be respectful. Two important Māori customs are to take your shoes off indoors and avoid sitting on tables or pillows.
- Don't be shy - Kiwis are very friendly, open people so this experience is a great opportunity to not be shy, smile lots and make some new friends.