Five Must-Visit Auckland Art Galleries

New Zealand's centre of finance, commerce, entertainment and excitement; Auckland is one of the country's top destination for tourist and weekend holidaymakers. Skycity Casino and the Viaduct both contribute to a great night out while the theatres, cinemas, cafes and restaurants around Queen Street and the city centre are ideal places to spend the afternoons and evening.

If you are flying in, why not book one of the rental cars from an Auckland Airport rental company to get around with ease. Then you'll have plenty of time to visit the five must-visit galleries in Auckland!

Plan a trip to Auckland's art galleries

It might be the largest city in the country, but Auckland has a lot of focus on art and culture; galleries are prominent in the city centre and around suburbs like Mt Eden and Hillsborough. When you're in Auckland, take some time to visit these local galleries.

Auckland Art Gallery

With the largest collection in New Zealand, Auckland Art Gallery is a must-visit for anybody visiting the city. International exhibitions frequently appear in the gallery and the extensive number of pieces are displayed beautifully in rooms that are separated by style and history.

Find Auckland Art Gallery on the corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Street open daily between 10am and 5pm.

TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre

The Wallace Arts Trust focuses on supporting and promoting New Zealand contemporary artists and helps them to expose their work to the public through the gallery at the Pah Homestead on Hillsborough Road in Auckland. The Wallace Arts Trust's collection is over 5000 pieces strong with a number on rotate in the Hillsborough gallery with new additions all the time and regular special exhibitions.

Fingers Contemporary Jewellery

Fingers is a gallery focused on New Zealand jewellers and their contemporary pieces of wearable art and accessories. As such an original gallery, Fingers has found itself launching the career of many young local artists. The gallery is also a sales room where most of the featured pieces can be bought. Find Fingers at their central location of 2 Kitchener Street.

Kura Gallery

Kura focuses on Maori art, contemporary and traditional carving, jewellery, painting, furniture and pieces made from genuine greenstone. Working with highly regarded artist and new emerging talents, the range of indigenous, New Zealand art is impressive and extremely interesting. If you want to taste the flavour of Maori culture, you have to visit them at 19 Allen Street.


Dedicated to presenting new ideas, Artspace at 300 Karangahape Road is one of the city's leading platforms for contemporary New Zealand art. Artspace is an artist focused, non-profit charitable trust that works to promote and inspire art in all its forms. New exhibitions are featured all the time at Artspace - there's always something new to see throughout the year and many find their way back there each time they visit Auckland.

Take some time to make a stop off to some of these fantastic local galleries and soak in the unique culture and ideas portrayed through the art on display in Auckland.