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Map & Directions

Just 60 minutes north of Auckland, in the heart of the Matakana Coast.

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  • By Car

    A 50 minute drive north of Auckland city. Take the northern motorway (SH1) to Warkworth. At the third set of traffic lights on SH1, turn right, then after 50m take the right fork to Sandspit/Snells Beach. After 8 km you will see the brown Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture Trail sign. After 1 km, turn left into Arabella Lane, then down the second driveway on the left.

  • By Foot

    From Snells Beach or Algies Bay, walk along the beach north to Whisper Cove. Turning up through the settlement along Arabella Lane you will reach Brick Bay Wines & Sculpture Trail at the top of the hill. From Sandspit, with a half-tide receding, walk around the rocks to Snells Beach, then up through Whisper Cove as described above.

  • By Boat

    Small craft can pull up on Snells Beach. Follow walking directions up through Whisper Cove. Larger vessels will dock at Sandspit, and use Matakabs (Ph 09 422 22 44) to make the last 5 minutes of the journey by taxi.

  • By Helicopter

    We have a helicopter landing area above The Glass House, please phone to book your landing.
    Latitude: -36.407042476382486
    Longitude: 174.724359149276

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Gift Vouchers

We have various options for you to treat your friends, family and colleagues to a unique Brick Bay experience, including Trail passes, combination Trail pass and Wine Tastings, and three Trail, Wine and Food options for the ultimate Brick Bay experience.

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Useful Information


Please allow 1 hour to enjoy the Sculpture Trail. The last trail entry is at 4pm.
Brick Bay Sculpture Trail is an easy 2km walk suitable for most ages and abilities. We recommend wearing walking shoes. The trail is manageable with off-road push chairs, although backpacks are recommended.
Unfortunately the Trail is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Surfaces on the trail are grass, bark mulch, pebbles and wooden boardwalks. The trail is undulating terrain that winds through a valley. There are several sets of easily negotiated stairs and viewing benches are located at regular intervals along the trail. Approximately half of the trail is sheltered from the sun by the bush canopy.
Dogs are permitted, provided they are on a lead as we have livestock and abundant birdlife.
Children must be supervised by one adult per two children.
We ask for your co-operation in protecting our works of art, as well as the safety of our visitors by not touching or climbing on any sculptures.

During the wet Winter season we recommend wearing suitable walking shoes or gumboots on the trail, which you don't mind getting a little dirty.


Group Visits


We welcome small groups to Brick Bay especially during week days. If you are a group larger than 10, please contact us to discuss your food, wine and Sculpture Trail requirements. More information can be found here >



Trail Passes include a Trail Map which lists the works on display.

Adults $12
Seniors (65 years +) $10
Students (with Student ID) $10
Children (aged 5 to 17) $8
Children (under 5 years) Free
Family Pass (two adults & two or more children) $35


Children at Brick Bay


We welcome children to The Glass House - the kitchen has devised a special Children’s Platter for the small ones, and we have a high chair and baby-changing facilities. Outside, the sandpit, swings and climbing frame provide fun activities.
Although children need special supervision in an environment with lakes and artworks, the trail is a delightful introduction to sculpture for the first time. It is possible to take pushchairs on the trail (note there are number of steps) but backpacks are a much easier alternative.

The Glass House


In this unique building enjoy a personalised wine tasting, sample a delicious food platter with a glass of wine or linger over a coffee after walking the sculpture trail.

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