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Whale Tail Tour – Love to Ride Challenge

February 14, 2022

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2022

Looking for a creative way to add some rides to your Aotearoa Bike Challenge tally? Wondering what those cool whale sculptures are that have popped up all over the city?
Check out the Whale Tale 2022 art trail!
Together and with the support of many sponsors, Whale Tales brings a pod of uniquely designed and painted whale tail sculptures to Tāmaki Makaurau – forming a free, family-friendly public art trail for all to enjoy.
Featuring 80 Big Broos (large Tail sculptures) and 80 Pēpi (mini Tail sculptures) that have been turned into bespoke pieces of art by well-known and emerging kiwi artists and schools, the Tails – inspired by the endangered Bryde’s whale – will tell the “tales” of our moana and how we all have a part to play for a healthy ocean.
The mini Tails will be launched on the trail in mid-March, and when the trail ends, they will be returned to schools to enjoy, and the large Tails will be auctioned to raise funds for WWF-New Zealand’s vital work to protect and restore the Hauraki Gulf/Tikapa Moana/Te Moananui-à-Toi.
You can find a map of the tale locations here, along with a mobile app for whale spotting on the go:
Once you’ve found a whale tale, be sure to take a photo of it (with your bike!) and post it to your local bike burb, using the #WhaleTales2022 tag.
And don’t forget to add your ride to the Aotearoa bike challenge page as well!


February 14, 2022
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Auckland, New Zealand

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