Just voted number 35 on the New York Times list of things to do in the world, you still have a week or so to visit the Headland sculpture on the gulf exhibition out on Waiheke Island before it closes on February 17. It’s a quick 35 minute jaunt on the ferry from downtown Auckland to Matiatia Bay on Waiheke Island. Outside the terminal (across the car park and next to exhibition pavilion) are shuttle buses which, for $5, will take you up the hill to the start of the walk, saving you a long hot walk. The walk itself is free but there are opportunities en route to make a donation that will help keep the exhibition running. The walk is 2.5km along the beautiful Waiheke coast and you’ll end up back at the marquee and ferry terminal. It’s mostly flat with a few uphill sections with steps so is not really suitable for buggies but if you have a backpack for the little kids, you’re sorted. There is so much to look at and interact with that bigger kids are bound to complete the walk with little complaint. You’ll need snacks, drinks, sun hats and sunscreen and walking shoes.