Gibbs Farm, Kaipara Harbor

Massive sculptures by some of the world's most renowned sculptors are scattered among the 1,000 acre Gibbs Farm. It faces the beautiful Kaipara Harbor, the largest tidal estuary in the Southern Hemisphere, against a backdrop of hills and rolling green pastures.

Gibbs Farm is the work of New Zealand business magnate Alan Gibbs who has a passion for contemporary sculpture, a fascination dating back to the early 1990's. At Gibbs Farm, instead of just stocking his property with animals, he has chosen to create one of the world’s great private sculpture parks. Specially commissioned works from major artists, including American minimalist Richard Serra and French sculptor Bernar Venet, make a huge impact on all visitors.

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“Te Tuhirangi Contour” by American Richard Serra

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"Arches" by Andy Goldsworthy, OBE British sculptor.

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"Red Cloud Confrontation in Landscape" by New Zealander Van Den Eijkel.

The not so good news, is that visits can only be made by prior appointment and the days available for public viewing are presently quite limited. The better news is, we've heard rumors that the number of days allocated for public viewings are soon to be increased. 

We also have some private contacts that might allow you to join groups that have already booked visits in 2017 and 2018. 

Gibbs Farm is under a hours drive from Auckland and can be included, subject to availability, on nearly every Journey on the New Zealand Vacations website.

Lindsay Barron

Lindsay Barron • Jun 19, 2016