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*Gibbs Farm Fundraiser*

Updated: Mar 1


Coastguard Kaipara is buoyant to offer a visit to Gibbs Farm as a fundraiser for the new Rescue Centre currently being built at Springs Road, Parakai. Some of Gibbs Farm sculptures are easily seen from the road and by some distance and as you get closer the excitement of the up close and personal visit will begin to build and as you pass through the Barr Road Gate you will have a sweeping view across the farm.

Gibbs Farm rests on 400 hectares of re-formed farmland on the Kaipara Harbour. The privately owned park is home to an internationally renowned collection of large-scale sculptures by some of the world’s leading artists, commissioned and curated by Alan Gibbs over the past 25 years. On your visit you will be able to roam the farmland, to take in the views of the harbour and gain perspective of the sculptures from a distance and right up close. You can self-guide with the comprehensive guide provided and look out for the exotic animals! Pack a picnic and come and take in the sculptures, animals and the stunning landscape they respond to and transform. A reasonable level of fitness is required and a visit generally takes 2-3 hours. In that time you can expect to walk 6-7km, over rolling farmland and a paved roadway, with time to enjoy your picnic and see every wonderful thing. With our changeable weather, don't forget a coat, hat, sunblock if hot etc, so you are comfortable on the day. The grass will probably be wet in the morning so boots or sensible shoes are advised. Ticket numbers are limited and bookings are essential. Tickets are non-transferable. Gibbs Farm is a private property open by appointment only. It is important you read the terms of access at  bookings.gibbsfarm.org.nz/media/terms%20of%20access.pdf  There is no entry fee to visit Gibbs Farm - all money from these ticket sales will go towards the new Coastguard Rescue Centre which makes a difference  in our response time, our launch ability and the long term future of the Kaipara unit.

A big thank you to Gibbs Farm Trustees and employees for their support and use of such a wonderful facility.





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