Wellington City Walk

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The Wellington City Walk consists of 19 sculptures all within a 3km area.

The terrain is mostly flat and we suggest giving yourselves 2 hours to finish the full walk.

The walk begins at Seismic, by Louise Purvis, and finishes at The Grove, by Glen Hayward.

The walk takes you past the Parliament precinct, up the Terrace and dropping down onto Lambton Quay from Woodward Street, along Lambton Quay and through the central city, up and down Cuba Street then back along the Wellington Waterfront, past The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa ending down at Kumutoto.

Sculptures on the walk include:

Albatross, Tanya Ashken

Ferns, Neil Dawson

Invisible City, Anton Parsons

Kaiwhakatere: The Navigator, Brett Graham

Nga Kina, Michel Tuffery

Per Capita, Cathryn Munro

Protoplasm, Phil Price

Seismic, Louise Purvis*

Shells, Jeff Thomson

SkyBlues, Bill Culbert

Spinning Top, Robert Jahnke

Subject to Change, Regan Gentry

The Philanthropist's Stone, Scott Eady

Walk the Line, Joe Sheehan

Water Whirler, Len Lye* 
Running 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 3pm and on the hour from 6pm until midnight, winds permitting. We recommend timing your walk to catch this stunning kinetic work in full swing

Woman of Words, Virginia King

4 Plinths Sculpture Award, Various artists

The Grove, Glen Hayward


*One of the four elements of Seismic has been removed for maintenance due to damage sustained during the Parliament occupation, it is due to be re-installed in early 2024.

*Water Whirler is undergoing comprehensive maintenance and is expected to be re-installed mid in 2024.