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The Alan Gibbs Farm

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Gibbs Farm is a national treasure. The landscape on the southern shore of the Kaipara harbour has... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
Unique and almost out of this world

Wow, wow, wow. What a great unique place, the family (3 young kids with pram) really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Perth, Australia
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2421 Kaipara Coast Highway | Makarau, Auckland Central, Auckland 0984, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Gibbs Farm is a national treasure. The landscape on the southern shore of the Kaipara harbour has been landscaped and modified to provide a backdrop to world class sculptures. Alan Gibbs’ vision has made this one of the world’s best sculpture parks and thanks to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

Wow, wow, wow. What a great unique place, the family (3 young kids with pram) really enjoyed the day walking amongst the art in the beautiful surrounds. This should be a must on everyone's list, be aware of the limited entry dates and seclusion to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This it is almost impossible to get into even for locals, so book well ahead to avoid disappointment. This place is just beautiful....from the fact that it is free and open to the public just a few select dates throughout the year, to the way...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Caz K
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This is one of my favourite places to visit in the Auckland area. THe peaceful walk amongst the towering sculptures is breathtaking and enriches the soul. I highly recommend visiting this 'farm'.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mogador2004
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Can't really put into words just how impressive this place is - I could sit and just stare and the big red horn for hours - its just out of this world and surreal - the other art installations are impressive as well, but the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank HughL192
Reviewed 12 July 2018

WE had put our name down and awaited the ballot for a ticket. Took about 6 months before we received it. This place is free as part of the owner's commitment to share great artworks with the public. Many hundreds of visitors there on the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A great day out immersing yourself in sculptural art in a breath taking location. Pack a lunch and explore the landscape. The giraffes and other animals add to the appeal. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes as exploring all the sculptures requires a lot of walking.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Milly F
Reviewed 24 June 2018

what a wonderful place to explore. The sculptures are gigantic and indispersed with them are animals and tracks. Spend a few hours walking all around examining the sculptures Alan Gibbs has selected and sit on the hilside and enjoy the Kaipara Harbour. Carry a fold...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Glenda N
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Take the time to buy a ticket and view some of the sculptures on his farm, some new ones have just been erected recently

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank David G
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely worth the trip. Fantastic views, artwork and acres of it. A lot of Sculptures to see from New Zealand and off shore artists. Highly recommended. Good experience and exercise. As an Art lover I couldn’t recommend this place enough. Credit to Mr Gibbs

Date of experience: March 2018
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26 October 2018|
Response from David G | Reviewed this property |
Google eventbrite you can find tickets there Not to sure about the book, but 7th dec open day to the public, tickets are not cheap
9 May 2018|
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Response from 514shannon | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, unfortunately Gibbs Farm only advertises free open days on their website usually at the beginning of the year thru to March/April. They are not open all year round, hence the reason why there is no way to make... More