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Bay of Plenty art & heritage trail road trip


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Katikati Fire Station Museum entrance, Bay of Plenty Katikati Fire Station Museum entrance, Bay of Plenty

A drawcard in the Bay of Plenty is the vibrant, diverse arts community of Katikati. The Western Bay of Plenty Museum is an innovative contemporary museum with a series of interactive experiences telling the story of the district. It is fun and you will enjoy the bright red former fire station building the museum is housed in. It is likely you might want to linger in Katikati exploring the area and visiting artist’s studios.

Katikati Arts Cooperative Arts Centre, Bay of Plenty


Katikati’s slogan as ‘NZ Mural Town’ is apt with over 75 street art displays and murals throughout the small towns. Katikati is an impressive powerhouse with four art galleries and has many private studios that you can visit by arrangement. Wander along the striking Haiku Pathway which weaves alongside the Uretara Stream in the heart of Katikati. This pathway is the only one of its kind outside Japan and features over 40 haiku poems which are carved onto river boulders. Each short poem has been chosen to reflect its location


  • Weekly Farmers Market
  • Avocado Food & Wine Festival
  • A&P Show
  • New Zealand Mural Contest & Arts Festival
  • Twilight Concerts


  • Katikati Art Group and Gallery, Supports local artists, regular exhibitions
  • Art and Visitor Information Centre | Katikati is home to the popular Carlton Gallery which is managed and operated by Katikati Open Air Art. The venue is the hub for the Katikati Festival of the Arts, one of New Zealand’s premier art festivals. The Arts Junction is also home to the Junction Theatre, a multi purpose theatre that accommodates stage performances, cinema and exhibition space. There is an excellent gift shop nestled within the exhibition space.
Katikati Primary School totem poles, street art, Bay of Plenty


  • Pottery workshops, classes, exhibitions. The pottery sources their own clay which is available for purchase at Turama Ahi Pottery.


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