80 tails telling 80 tales of a healthy ocean in Aotearoa’s largest public art trail of 2022.
Learn more about how you can become a part of Whale Tales through sponsorship opportunities.
Learn more about the incredible artists bringing the Whale Tale sculptures to life
Schools, colleges, and community groups from across New Zealand are invited to join in the fun.
From 24 January- 18 April 2022 a trail of unique and stunning whale tail sculptures, designed by artists and children, sponsored by business and organisations will animate Tāmaki Makaurau and bring to life themes of protecting and restoring the mauri of our Ocean. Inspired by the Bryde’s Whale, these 80 sculptures will dot Auckland’s streets, parks, and open spaces to provide residents and visitors a fresh opportunity to explore the City of Sails.
The legacy of Whale Tales will continue long after the fun of the trail has ended with the sculptures being auctioned to raise significant funds to power the vital work WWF-New Zealand does to look after our moana (ocean) and her marine life throughout Aotearoa, particularly in and around the Hauraki Gulf.
20th August 2021
20th May 2021
1st May 2020
2nd April 2020