Fine Art Tours on the Kaipara in the Matakohe District

Take a day trip to the mighty Kaipara and experience the best the region has to offer.
This tour is currently only available to travel agents and tour operators.
For all bookings and enquiries phone: Mary Stevens 09 431 7417 or email [email protected]

If there is a god - Self portrait.
Stephen Davies

9am Artist Studio – Stephen Davies BFA, MFA
Visit Stephen’s studio where you will find figurative sculpture and portraiture. You will create your own fine art print and enjoy delicious coffee and cake. Stephen’s artwork is in collections in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

10.30am Artist Studio and Gallery28 – John Ecuyer
Visit John’s studio of applied art, Gallery28. John has been creating from wood for over 30 years.
His studio and gallery are part set in an organic based garden.
John’s artwork is included in public collections in New Zealand, Taiwan and the USA.

Artist - John Ecuyer

Justine Stuart from Savour Northland
at Paul Dines, Paparoa.

11.30am Art Tour of The Kauri Museum
The Kauri Museum holds art collections that include important New Zealand artists such as Garth Tapper and John Holmwood. The tour, led by the Curator, will take you through the Museum to view art on display in public spaces and behind locked doors.

Guest artist: A local artist will be creating a work of art in the museum’s gallery space.
Take time to watch and interact with our guest artist.

1pm Lunch at 'The Old Bank' in Paparoa Village.
Prepared by chef Paul Smith, you will be treated to the delights of the Kaipara, in the historic National Bank.
Menus are created with fresh seasonal produce.
Background on Chef Paul Smith DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

Richard and Diana Moore

3.00pm Moore Fine Arts Garden (and Gallery from 2021) – Diana and Richard Moore
Diana and Richard teach and practice art from their studio in Maungaturoto. Located at their home, the studio is set in a lush sub-tropical garden which has recently featured in New Zealand Home and Garden.
The Fine Art Gallery will open in 2021.

PRICES - Kaipara Fine Art Tour

Confirmed prices for Matakohe, Paparoa and Maungaturoto stops. All prices include GST.
As this is a Kauri Museum initiative, the museum must feature in your tour when you include items from this list.

1. Stephen Davies - Matakohe: $25.00 per person
Art studio tour/demonstration. Make your own fine art print. Coffee and cake.

2. John Ecuyer - Matakohe: $25.00 per person
Studio and gallery tour/woodturning demonstration.
Freshly baked bread with homemade spreads and herb tea.

3. The Kauri Museum - Matakohe: $25.00 per person
Guided ‘behind the scenes’ art tour through The Kauri Museum.

4. Guest Artists at The Kauri Museum: $12.00 per person
Meet the artist and watch them work.

5. Paul Smith Dines - The Old Bank, Paparoa: See sample menu for pricing per head.
Private dining in the historic National Bank. NB: Alcohol is an additional cost.
Please advise special dietary requirements at time of booking.

6. Moore Fine Arts Garden - Maungaturoto: $10.00 per person