Book Tickets


From the karanga of Hape welcoming early waka voyagers to the open invitation from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to William Hobson to establish the settlement of Auckland in 1840, to becoming the beating heart of contemporary Tāmaki Makaurau, the Wai Horotiu valley has always been a place renowned for the extension of manaakitanga, for welcoming and extending hospitality to visitors, to guests and to ourselves.

Tūrama is an open invitation to all Tāmaki Makaurau to revisit and re-imagine the Wai Horotiu valley. You will be welcomed and farewelled by atua, dance on the sparkling waters of Te Waitematā and Wai o Horotiu, celebrate art works by icons of Māori art and design, meet the manu (birds) of this place, and come face to face with a 9-metre-high representation of resident kaitiaki Horotiu.

Prepare to be amazed at the celebration of light, form, scale, and life that has been developed for Tūrama by the creative team of Graham Tipene (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Manu), Ataahua Papa (Ngāti Korokī Kahukura, Ngāti Mahuta) and Angus Muir Design.

Explore self-guided walks around Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on ArtNow here.


  • FREE – Bookings Essential


  • Sat 22 Jul


  • 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Starting Point:

  • Corner of Queen and Shortland Streets (78 Queen Street)
  • Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland