80 tails telling 80 tales of a healthy ocean in Aotearoa’s largest public art trail of 2022.
Discover more about the series of Whale Tales related events happening in 2022.
Proceeds of Whale Tales shop sales go towards supporting the work WWF-New Zealand.
Learn more about the incredible artists bringing the Whale Tale sculptures to life
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, the 80 Big Broos (large Tail sculptures) and 80 Pēpi (mini Tail 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