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Te Whiringa o Manoko (The interweaving of the cultures of Kerikeri)

© Chris Booth, Environmental Sculptor

The Official Northland Art Trail will lead you on a journey. Revealing how the natural beauty of our land, the emotion of our sea, cultural tradition, the past and the present interrelate to inspire Northland’s thriving artistic community.

Northland Art Trail

Northland Art Trail
Northland Art Trail

The Official Northland Art Trail will lead you on a journey. Revealing how the natural beauty of our land, the emotion of our sea, cultural tradition, the past and the present interrelate to inspire Northland’s thriving artistic community.

In Whangarei:Te Rerenga Par-aoa, The Gathering Place of Whales, you will discover the inheritors of our two great cultures. Follow the trail through Whangarei, its suburbs and hinterland and you will discover the unique perspective that place, peace and beauty inspire in our artists.

Bay of Islands & Far North: You must visit Waitangi, the current hub of the Bay of 144 Islands and The Far North. This area is signifi cant to our culture in many ways - it is the cradle of our nation. Discover the scenic beauty, unique activities, adventure, authentic culture, heritage and art.

Hokianga: Kupe and the Europeans made fi rst contact with Aotearoa/ New Zealand here. The landscape will stun you. A deep spirituality imbues the Hokianga. Marg Morrow and Beverly Cox reveal this through their work.

Kaipara & Dargaville: The West Coast of Northland is unique in its geological and anthropological history. Early European settlers dug for gum and logged. The magnifi cent Kauri tree is the focus of modern day artisans.

Whangarei Heads Art Trail

The Whangarei Heads Arts Trail began in 2012 and has rapidly grown to become one of the premiere events on the NewZealand Arts calendar. During Easter weekend visitors from around the country can take in the spectacular scenery of "The Heads" and sample the hospitality of it's people. The Arts trail offers the rare opportunity to purchase work directly from the Artist and in many cases to see where it was created and to talk about what inspired it.