Accessibility and Inclusion Programme 

NZ Sculpture OnShore is committed to making our event accessible to everyone and to deliver an excellent day out and a great experience for all ages and abilities. First time art event visitors can experience and engage with the sculpture in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The program includes:

  • Interactive/tactile sculptures
  • Family Adventure Trail   
  • Chauffeured Golf Carts and Wheelchairs

Tactile Sculptures

Visitors with sensory impairments can enjoy and experience some of the sculptures in the exhibition through touch and sensory engagement. The sculptures are located in accessible areas, to maximize the arts experience.

Family Sculpture Trail

In order to give parents and children an easy introduction to contemporary NZ visual art and to enables young children to participate in a meaningful, enjoyable activity, we provide a Family Adventure Trail Map. This is specifically designed with information aimed at children’s level of interest making the event as much for them as for their parents.

Families can also visit Schools Sculpture Exhibition in the historic underground fort. Our event provides a rare opportunity for the public to gain entry to this historic building and families with young children will enjoy both the historic and artistic aspects of this experience.                                    


Fort Golf Carts: Visitors with access and mobility needs can enjoy and experience sculpture located in specific areas of Operetu Fort Takapuna, using the onsite electric golf carts. NZSoS drivers will take visitors around the exhibit. There will be a blackboard on site for guests who would like to book a golf cart.

Fort Wheelchair: Wheelchairs will be available on a first come first serve basis for visitors with access and mobility needs to use during their visit. Please go to the exhibition site office.


Proudly supported by Pub Charity Limited


  • Pakiwaitara o Matariki: Carving the Maori Story (Various Schools)

  • Belmont Primary, Find Your Way

  • Birkenhead College, A Fort

  • Campbells Bay Primary, Not Self But Service

  • Devonport Primary School, Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu

  • Green Bay College, Stories

  • Kristin School, The Land We Stand On

  • Long Bay College, Culture - local and personal

  • Milford Primary School, Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari ke he toa takitini

  • Monte Cecilia School, Mount Aspiring

  • Ponsonby Intermediate, The Wild Fight of Kapokapowai

  • Remuera Intermediate School, Schooling Fish

  • Stanley Bay Primary School, Fantastic creatures in our moana

  • St Leo's Catholic School, Icons and Whenua

  • Takapuna Grammar School, Kaitaki Creatures And Lost Things

  • Vauxhall Primary School, Ko Wai Ahau? Who Am I?

  • Wakaaranga School, Lizard Lounge