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Address: 21 Selwyn Avenue, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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+64 9-438 1215
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A cool place to visit and learn

I took a few school age children for a visit, and really enjoyed the variety and skill of the arts and craft work here. It was awesome to see some of the local artists working at... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Kingston, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic artists enclave, with studios and shops, as well as restaurant and teaching facilities. What vision of the founder, who pushed it through when the Quarry was for sale. We visited in the a.m. around 10; not all the artists were at work in their studios, but there were a few interesting people making lino-prints, and a... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I took a few school age children for a visit, and really enjoyed the variety and skill of the arts and craft work here. It was awesome to see some of the local artists working at their creations, and be able to have friendly conversation with them. They happily answered our groups questions, encouraging the children to be creative and... More 

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Thank _aateam_6
Landsborough, Australia
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223 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Looking for local artist in their studio. This is where you will find them. A little run down in the all the buildings but great location and lovely walk amongst the forest and a bonus waterfall at the back. We found some nice local gifts here too.

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Thank Funfoodfavourites
Whangarei, New Zealand
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230 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This quirky place tickles my sense of excitement. Frankly.... if I'm bored need stimulation I head up here. I simply stroll around all the buildings absorbing the vibrant colour. pots and atmosphere. It's free to walk through and does something to my sole. Simply makes me feel good. Even if it is pouring with rain to see the colour is... More 

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Thank Anne255371
auckland
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121 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We visited this site a few months ago in the belief it would be a vibrant art centre in the footsteps of Yvonne Rust who established it a few decades ago. We were disappointed to find that it was almost commune like, falling apart and structurally unsound in places. It was all quite depressing. With local Council backing and financial... More 

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Thank guggetravel
Hamburg, Germany
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873 reviews
472 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Situated in a dead end road not far from the main highway, we went there on a rainy Sunday morning and were almost alone. There is lots of artists' workshops to see and visit, a lot of outside art and a small shop.

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Thank jobst56
Greensboro, North Carolina
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59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

An interesting collection of art studios, artists and volunteers. We especially enjoyed talking with the sales clerk in the store - a volunteer who was a wood turner. He was very helpful in explaining the art coop and the various studios. Didn't get a chance to talk with other artists, it was too early in the morning apparently. Not a... More 

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Thank Dave M
Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is an example of something beautiful being made out of the rough landscape of a once working rock quarry, and all through voluntary effort, determination and community pride. Volunteers have been working in difficult conditions for several years, inspired by a person with a horticultural interest who could envisage a transformation in to a beautiful park. He ad his... More 

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Thank Joyce A
Whangarei, New Zealand
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great people, so much art and a fine garden. Neat place to relax and be inspired. Swap ideas, thoughts or buy yourself a treat.

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Thank mizmae2
Stockport, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This centre is a bit of a work in progress, with lots of quirky art dotted about but not for sale. There are local crafts on sale, but not as much as you might expect but if you're local, you can take classes there. It has the tiniest but friendliest of cafes and staff are welcoming. It's worth a visit... More 

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Thank Moira C

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