Check out Hobsonville Point’s free Didsbury Art Trail for some of the best outdoor art in Aotearoa.
Did you know Hobsonville Point has some of the best outdoor art in Aotearoa, that’s free for all to enjoy? Locals and visitors alike are welcome to experience the Didsbury Art Trail in this thriving community.
And we’re not talking about the sort of art that’s roped off from the public; there are artworks designed to be just looked at, but some of the larger-than-life pieces along the trail are intended to be interactive. Artist Philipp Meier’s Te Kanohi o Te Manu (The Eye of the Bird) at Harrier Point and the giant seed pods at the children’s playground in Hobsonville Point Park encourage playfulness. There are many more incredible pieces of art to take in around the trail loop, which you can explore any time.
The approximately 5km trail is mostly flat, easy terrain that’s pram, cycle, and scooter friendly. The route winds along picturesque coastline and through parks and beautiful streetscapes, past heritage sites and cool urban design features. You can take in as much or as little of the trail as you like and there are places to stop for food and drink along the way. Download the Didsbury Art Trail map and plan your adventure.
If you’re looking to really immerse yourself in the art, remember to bring your headphones. You can hear from the artists themselves and experience the trail in a whole new way by downloading the Didsbury Art Trail audio tour. Just search for ‘Didsbury Art Trail’ in your preferred podcast app and listen while you look.
Whether you’re a local or planning a trip to Hobsonville Point, the Didsbury Art Trail is a fantastic way to enjoy the neighbourhood.