City of Colour Heritage Walk
Wed May 18 2022 at 05:00 pm to 07:00 pm
Outside Endean's Building, cnr Queen & Quay Sts | Auckland, AU
About this Event
Rudyard Kipling described Auckland as ‘Last. Loneliest. Loveliest. Exquisite. Apart.’
This guided walking tour introduces people to one of the world’s unique cities, which the indigenous Maori called Tamaki Makau rau ‘ - the place loved by many.’
Starting at the harbourside we walk uptown, immersing ourselves in the City of Colour illuminations, while exploring the historical narrative contained within the central city valley.
We encounter insights into natural history, pre-European and colonial settlement through the cityscape, its geography, architecture, and public art.
Auckland’s city centre is transforming into a kaleidoscope of colour this May!
The heart of the city and Karangahape Road will be awash with art, colour and light for three weeks during May as the city centre becomes the canvas for a trail of over 50 installations and artworks in laneways, squares, streets, trees and even hanging overhead. Come in to explore colourful art by day and magical light by night, and celebrate the return of life and energy to the central city after a long period of COVID-induced social distancing.
Starting at dusk, Auckland Walks guides will lead free tours, supported by Auckland Council and the city centre targeted rate, around the streets and laneways during which you will be presented with some shining examples of human imagination and endeavour that, literally, cast the old city in a new light. Please join us.
Where is it happening?Outside Endean's Building, cnr Queen & Quay Sts, 2 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand
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