Search & book art tours

Art appreciation events. Art Tours; Walking Tours; Van Tours and other events to find and delight in the contemporary art of New Zealand and Oceania with ArtExplore Guides and fellow ArtExplorers in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin.


Walk & Talk
an Art Precinct

Saturday mornings through Spring & Autumn in Dunedin – 2nd & 4th Saturdays – , Wellington – every 2nd Saturday -, and Auckland – every Saturday – two hours from 11 am, with local art expert guides. Return a few weeks later to the same galleries and find all new exhibitions. The easiest and best way to keep up with local contemporary art in private galleries, in the company of others equally curious about art.

Private Art Tours

At your convenience, a personalised tour, tailored to your interests. Fun, informed & interactive. Be met, taken to a variety of art galleries, private/public collections, street art. Experienced, expert art guides, senior art professionals. Pre-designed/personalized to your specific art interests. Van Tours or walking tours or maybe using the local public transport.  Full day or half day. 

Minimum 2 people

Maximum 10 people.

Salon Events
Winter Programme

An exciting Winter Programme awaits you. Dunedin has guided tours of the Hocken and Dunedin Hospital Collections. Wellington the Winter Van Tours, and a Day trip to Whanganui. Auckland has a Van Tour to South Auckland Galleries and the TJ McNamara Winter Lecture Series. Join in the fun. Enjoy fabulous art. Get more meaning of life. Register now for the even/s that excite you.


Above: Mark Amery, Mary-Jane Duffy and Caril Cowan in Wellington.

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Tour Reviews

Liz Lyons

Walk & Talk an Auckland Art Precinct (weekly Saturday)

Art Explore make art both accessible and enjoyable for an novice like me. Great to hear entertaining behind-the-scenes stories and to get access to the hidden vaults of Auckland’s thriving arts community. Highly recommended for a great morning out. Great way to meet other enthusiasts.


Wellington Walk & Talk Art Precinct (fortnightly)

Comments from the First Spring Walk & Talk and art Precinct: SUSI Another great art tour exploring a variety of galleries and diverse range of current exhibitions. Thank you. MARY Very worthwhile first time on art walk, thanks ROBYN My first art walk n feeling so inspired ! Lovely people too JOHN A very enjoyable three hours. What a diversity of art is being produced! Nice to meet everyone. TREVOR Ditto Ditto…. Thanks Mark & Lorraine for hosting the 1st of the new seasons arts tour. The works by Brett Graham @ Bartley & Company are exceptional.