Kāpiti Island is the iconic island which lends it name to our beautiful coast. It’s best known as a predator-free bird sanctuary and is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most important nature reserves.
It’s also home to renown weaver and sculptor Adrienne Spratt and her Waiorua Gallery which will this year be part of the Art Trail for the first time. Adrienne uses ancient Māori weaving techniques create exquisite muka (flax fibre) kete and harakeke patterned kete (whakairo). Beautiful sculptural, wall and framed artworks are also created using these techniques, all in natural fibres collected and processed by hand.
Alongside her weaving Adrienne produces natural soaps, creams and balm products using natural plants and ingredients sourced from the Island.
Waiorua Gallery can only be reached by taking a 20-minute $50 boat trip across the Rauoterangi Channel, so a booking is necessary. There are set times available each day of the Art Trail on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November and the following weekend Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November. Please book early as there are limited spaces each trip.
Bookings can be made directly online, by email or phone: