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“A must visit, one of the only things in Auckland to make me smile”

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
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$30.26*
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Auckland City Highlights Walking Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual arts experience. Enter between majestic kauri (native tree) columns to explore four floors of exhibitions, seven centuries of art and one of Auckland’s most iconic buildings. Experience world-class touring exhibitions, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of traditional and contemporary international works and discover the largest permanent collection of New Zealand art right in the heart of Auckland city. The Gallery offers a lively calendar of talks, performances, film screenings and children's activities to complement its exhibition programme. Please visit our website to see what’s on. Join a free Gallery tour in English 11.30am and 1.30pm daily, or a free tour in Mandarin 1.30pm Thu-Sun. Open daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day).
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed January 29, 2012

A brilliant art gallery, world class with a beautiful collection. The building is also an attraction in itself with a fantastic mix of old and new done to an impeccable standard. If the rest of Auckland has made you depressed, take a visit, you won't regret it!

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Reviewed January 28, 2012

Just what AK needed: a stunning renovated gallery with the best art collection in a central location.
The Auckland Gallery does justice to the art scene in this country. The collection provides the best sample of the different artists in this country. The new section of the gallery is very contemporary and the architects managed to integrate the gallery to the old beautiful building and to Albert park.

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Reviewed January 27, 2012

Love the installations both inside and out. Excellent guides. Free entry and well attended.

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Reviewed January 26, 2012

Do find time to visit this excellent building just a few yards from the main Queens Street. It had a very wide range of exhibits from modern to classical. But also include a visit to the restaurant in a very relaxed situation, with a balcony overlooking the general activity.

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Reviewed January 26, 2012

The gallery has been recently refurbished and it is beautiful. We sat on the terrace having coffee surrounded by huge trees, in fact the gallery seems to be part of the park. We had small children with us who loved climbing over a clever sculpture of a very long park bench that twisted itself around the terrace. We even found a bit of it coming down the wall downstairs. There are a lot of fun installations, one being a mirrored room that we had turns going into and in the foyer is a huge, brightly coloured fabric flower that opens and shuts. Can you tell I went with children? It was easy to get to. We just climbed on the Inner Link bus in Ponsonby and were there in ten minutes.

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