Widely recognised as New Zealand’s most ‘notorious’ street, this neighbourhood has a long and fascinating history. Artists and creatives have always felt at home here amongst the more colourful characters of Auckland.
The walk will start at the Symonds Street Cemetery where we will discover the resting places of several very influential New Zealanders.
Public art is a key feature of this precinct – sculpture and street art beautify the laneways and alleyways that branch off the main strip. We’ll discover works by many of New Zealand’s leading street artists as we walk and talk.
After a quick coffee stop, we’ll head to the cutting-edge contemporary galleries on K’Rd to be challenged and inspired.
The tour ends at the Ponsonby Road end of K’Rd where you are free to enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries in the area and continue exploring on your own.
Event date: Friday 19th May 2023
Start time: 10am
End time: 1pm
Meet point: Symonds Street Cemetery, corner Grafton Bridge and Symonds Street.
End point: Ponsonby Road end of Karangahape Rd.
Cost: NZ$35 per person
Includes – professional art guide.
Excludes – meals, snacks, beverages. These can be purchased throughout the day at your own cost.
In case of poor weather, we will contact you with alternative rain dates.