Takahia te ara o Horotiu – Walk the pathway of Horotiu
Kaiarahi – Prince Davis (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)

Gather at the Waharoa in Aotea Square for an introduction and karakia. Commence Waihoroitu kōrero as you proceed down the Waihorotiu valley. Walk up Wellesley Street to Albert Park to kōrero about Horotiu Pā, then down to Toi o Tāmaki to kōrero about the whare, its collections within and the Crystal Waka. Head down Khartoum Place and along High Street to the Chris Booth sculpture, then up Victoria Street West highlighting the forthcoming Te Ha Noa and finish up at Elliot Street to kōrero to Taurima and wrap up with waiata and karakia.

Prince Davis, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei guide, will welcome you and walk you through the last millennium of the life of the Waihorotiu valley (Queen Street) and how these histories and ecologies of place are recognised and live on in the midtown area of our contemporary city centre.

Learn more about Midtown Street Party.

Can't make it to this guided hīkoi? Explore the pathway of Te Wai Horotiu in your own time with ArtNow's self-guided, online interactive Art Walks. Discover 9 sites of contemporary toi Māori art, public sculpture and sites of significance along Fort Street West, Queen Street, Aotea Square/Aotea Centre, and Myers Park, including works by Fred Graham, Lisa Reihana, Selwyn Muru and others.

Art Walks is a new interactive platform for self-guided art walks in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, developed with support from Auckland Council, Regional Arts & Culture Grants Programme.

Learn more here.


  • Free - Bookings Essential


  • Thu 28 Sep


  • 6:30 pm — 9:00 pm

Meeting Spot

  • Aotea Square,
  • 291-297 Queen Street
  • Tāmaki Makaurau