AUCKLAND ARTS AND CULTURE PACK
Arts & Crafts
126 North Road, Clevedon
You can see the craftsmen making quality unique wooden furniture, gifts, crafts and souvenirs. Woodzone specialises in using recycled native timbers such as Rimu, Kauri and Matai. Shipping overseas can be arranged.
From New Zealand
Beresford St, Bayswater, Devonport
From New Zealand showcases some of New Zealand’s finest products. They offer a range of high quality products sourced and manufactured in New Zealand.
The Elephant House Craft Shop and Gallery
Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland
The Elephant house is a Co-operative company selling quality New Zealand crafts from a group of 200 artisans. The range includes crafts of all sorts made from paua, greenstone, mohair, pottery, wood, flowers, felt, sheepskin, pewter, glass, leather and wool.
Potiki Adventures Ltd
Potiki provides Auckland day trips from a Maori perspective. Each trip is designed to meet your interests. It could include an outdoor activity, or learning about Maori culture by meeting artists, visiting Maori historical sites etc. The trips are designed to showcase our stunning environment and the beauty of Maori culture, with access skilled Maori artists, greenstone carvers, musicians, moko (tattoo) artists in their studios.
They have knowledge of traditional protocols, Maori art and design (traditional and contemporary), history and Maori language, legends relating to the places, plants and birdlife.
Rattray Street, Devonport, Auckland
Aotearoa.co.nz has a wonderful selection of NZ made arts, crafts, gifts and jewellery. The range includes Maori design bone carvings, greenstone carvings, Pacific pearl shell carvings to acrylic paintings, prints, tapa cloth and much more.
Connells Bay Sculpture Park
Cowes Bay Road, Waiheke Island
John and Jo Gow’s vision is to unite art and nature by planting sweeps of native trees and creating special spaces for site-specific commissioned New Zealand sculpture. The two-hour plus guided walk (in sensible shoes!) is on a 2km track through bush and over farmland with commanding views of the Hauraki Gulf.
Google Earth Co-ords – Lat: 36°49’10.07″S – Long: 175° 8’56.34″E
NZ Historic Places Trust
14 Ayr Street, Parnell, Auckland
Ewelme Cottage was built for Rev. Vicesimus Lush and his wife. He died at Ewelme in 1882 and his wife, Blanche lived there until she died in 1912. Their descendants inhabited the house until 1967 when it was bought by the Auckland City Council. Ewelme, which has remained virtually unaltered since the 1880s, is filled with family furniture and possessions, including a fine collection of books, and has a charming cottage garden.
Google Earth Co-ords – Lat: 36°51’48.37″S – Long: 174°47’0.24″E
New Zealand Historic Places Trust
40 Gillies Avenue, Epsom, Auckland
Highwic is one of New Zealand’s finest timber Gothic houses, dating from 1862. The house remained with the Buckland family until it was sold to the Auckland City Council in 1978. It is furnished with period pieces and has fine gardens.
NZ Historic Places Trust
100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert, Auckland
Alberton began as a farmhouse in 1863 and was enlarged in the later 19th century to become an 18-roomed kauri mansion with exotic Indian-style verandas and towers. The house contains family collections of 19th century furnishings and wallpapers.
Google Earth Co-ords – Lat: 36°53’24.72″S – Long: 174°43’27.07″E
Waiheke Island Historic Village
165 Onetangi Straight, Onetangi
The Waiheke Island Historical Society Inc operates the Waiheke Island Historic Village. The site is overlooked by Te Putiki O Kahu, a fortified Maori settlement first inhabited 700 years ago. The collection of artefacts, photographs and archives is held in trust for the Waiheke Island Community.
The Historic Village consists of the Woolshed Museum, a restored cottage presented as a typical Island dwelling of the 1930’s and a second cottage which has been refurbished as a photographic gallery and a textile display area. Stand-alone exhibitions such as a “long-drop” toilet, wool press and a whale-boiling cauldron are also of interest to the visitor.
Google Earth Co-ords – Lat: 36°47’38.64″S – Long: 175° 5’42.09″E
NZ National Maritime Museum
Cnr Quay/Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland
The New Zealand National Maritime Museum is home to an amazing collection of models, boats, displays and life-sized exhibits. The Museum offers a great day out for everyone. 14 galleries draw you in – from the epic adventures of Polynesian voyagers through to European settlement, to shipping and coastal trade and to the more recent achievements of our sporting heroes. The museum has free guided tours Monday to Friday at 11am. Harbour cruises aboard a traditional sailing scow; Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Auckland Theatre Company
Auckland Theatre Company is the largest professional theatre company in New Zealand. It is a flagship creative company for Auckland and New Zealand. As professional producers of live performance, the Company delivers emotional experiences.
For programmes, and upcoming performances go to… www.atc.co.nz
Auckland is blessed with the perfect land and climate to produce beautiful wines. There are too many to give full details, but here is a sample…
Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant Wineries in Auckland
Hyperion Wines Wineries in Warkworth
Kennedy Point Vineyard and Guest House Wineries on Waiheke Island
Matua Valley Wines Wineries in Helensville
Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant Wineries on Waiheke Island,
Peninsula Estate Wines Wineries on Waiheke Island
Prenzel Kumeu Wineries in the heart of Kumeu Wine Country.
Soljans Estate Winery & Cafe Wineries in Auckland
Twilight Vineyards Wineries in Auckland