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Brick Bay Sculpture Trail

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Address: Arabella Lane, Snells Beach 0920, New Zealand
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+64 9-425 4690
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Experience Art and Wine Entwined at Brick Bay.

Visit the Glass House, the...

Experience Art and Wine Entwined at Brick Bay.

Visit the Glass House, the spectacular restaurant, home of Brick Bay Wines and gateway to the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail.

Brick Bay is a boutique Matakana vineyard producing elegant estate grown wines: a renowned Pinot Gris, a vibrant Rose and intense Bordeaux-style red blends.

Brick Bay Sculpture Trail winds through a remarkable native landscape, showcasing 50 works by New Zealand's leading sculptors.

Open daily for wine tasting, cellar door sales, relaxed all day dining, coffee and the Sculpture Trail.

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Small-Group Matakana Coast Food and Wine Tour from Auckland
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Brick Bay is only a few minutes from Snells, 20 mins from Omaha or just over an hour from Auckland. A lovely walk approx 2 km through a man made bush path, undulating farmland... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Quite enjoyable and I would probably rate it as a 3 and a half. Cost is $12 per person. Pathway is 2 km long and passes approximately 50 sculptures. Walk through native bush and grass land. Stairs and some steep climbing. Some sculptures are better than others. Restaurant on site but we didn't eat there, has a nice outlook. Also... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Brick Bay is only a few minutes from Snells, 20 mins from Omaha or just over an hour from Auckland. A lovely walk approx 2 km through a man made bush path, undulating farmland and around water lilly laden lakes. There is something for everyone here, kids can hunt for the sculptures or play in the playground. Unfortunately we did... More 

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Matakana, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We took our two young children aged 3 and 6 on this trail and thoroughly enjoyed it. The kids loved it and had no difficulty walking it. It's beautifully laid out and is such a pretty scenic walk. I took my Mum on the trail again in December and she loved it. Highly recommend. The restaurant is also amazing.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Even without the sculptures, which were varied and great talking points, this sculpture park was worth visiting just for the beautiful walking track.

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Thank RuthwNZ
Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

The 2.5 k walk through the gardens and forest trail is beautiful. The water ponds with the lilies are gorgeous. The sculptures are inspirational, what amazingly talented artists are represented. the walk up through the kauri forest through the Japanese arches with the Indian cow bells was my favourite part. I would definitely go again. It was a lovely place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Took my family up to Brick Bay for my birthday lunch and we walked the sculpture trail beforehand. It was set up very well and we really enjoyed strolling through the bushes looking at all the art. My Dad loved hearing all the birds singing. A beautiful way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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Thank Ang P
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This attraction changes constantly as they add new sculptures and pieces and feature different artists. It's a lovely drive to get there, it's a beautiful place to walk around, and the art is always interesting, if sometimes challenging. There's something to suit almost all tastes, and something to offend someone's taste. Speaking of taste, the cafe/restaurant is excellent. We would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Sculptures dotted around the winery gardens. The trail takes a couple of hours to do and its interesting to see whats coming up around the next corner. Not sure it's quite worth the charge (would be nice to get it refunded off food/wine?). Doubt they sell many of the sculptures though, as they are very expensive. Cafe looked very busy... More 

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Thank Steve D
Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This was an unexpected highlight of our Matakana wine tour. Unbelievable sculpture trail/ hike that took us through incredible forest and well matched awe inspiring pieces. Good wine at the end was icing on the the cake. Do not pass this place up.

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We visited Brick Bay sculpture trail as a group of adults plus 2 small children aged 2 and 5. The walk passed by the lake, through native bush and open fields as well. It was great with interesting sculptures as well as fantastic landscape and native bush. The kids loved seeing the ducks and ducklings and I enjoyed the singing... More 

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