Matakana Escape Experience

A very eclectic collection of sculptures laid out in a garden trail in a rural setting makes this place a perfect day trip from Auckland. Spend an amazing day exploring beautiful gardens filled with unique sculptures, art galleries & then finish your day visiting a boutique vineyard to taste premium selection of wines or experience a fun filled scenic horse riding experience.

The Sculptureum is made up of three sculpture filled gardens, six indoor art galleries and offers the perfect landscape to host team building activities or unique pre/post conference experiences.

The Sculptureum experience takes around 2-3 hours to complete and has something for everyone. One minute you’re admiring a Picasso and just around the corner you’ll stumble upon a piece by an unnamed artist. The collection is that of Auckland based Barristers Anthony and Sandra Grant who wanted to share their passion and give everyone the opportunity to experience art in a different environment than a typical gallery or museum. There is just over 2km of beautifully manicured paths and while summer is the most colourful time of year to experience Sculptureum, each season reveals something new to admire. 

The restaurant, with it's open air dining, is perfect for a leisurely lunch with a great wine selection to pair with some amazing combinations coming out of the kitchen. The menu is inspired by the sea and fertile land that surrounds the property. Much like the gardens, Rothko’s menu changes with each season to embody the fresh flavours of the region. An art and food experience wouldn’t be complete without a glass of wine. 

Weather-permitting; we begin our premium wine tasting tour among the vines before moving into the winery. Inside the Winery, we continue our tasting of six premium wines accompanied with small bites.

If you choose to experience a fun filled scenic horse riding experience, you will ride along the pristine white sand beach, enjoying the seabirds you encounter… endangered NZ Dotterill, oyster catchers and many others then return through dunes and pohutukawa glades. Enjoy the magnificent views out over Little Barrier and Hen & Chicken Islands. A safe and exciting ride for novices and children.

11 People per Tour Maximum

Pick up Time: 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Matakana Art & Vineyard Experience

​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • Admission to Sculptureum​

  • Self-Guided Experience visiting 3 sculpture filled gardens

  • Self-Guided Experience visiting 6 indoor art galleries

  • Wine Tasting at Boutique Vineyards

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

  • Tour Duration: 8 Hours

Matakana Art & Horse Riding Experience

​Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from Auckland CBD

  • Snacks & Water

  • 1 Hour Scenic Horse Riding Experience

  • Admission to Sculptureum​

  • Self-Guided Experience visiting 3 sculpture filled gardens

  • Self-Guided Experience visiting 6 indoor art galleries

  • Drop Off to Auckland CBD

  • Tour Duration: 8 Hours

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