A Family Activity In Ambury Regional Park
New Zealand and farm life is one thought. Dairy, meat, fruit, vegetables and related products take an important place in New Zealand's export industry. On the other hand city folks are often strangers to life on a farm. Filling this gap their are some places in and around Auckland City to go to. One of these is Ambury Regional Park.
Park visitors reach Ambury Regional Park by travelling 15 minutes south of Auckland. Trough the public transport system www.maxx.co.nz a bus passes close by. Self drive options are your own car or a rental car for a day trip. Motor home drivers on the other hand can pre-arrange a stay within the park. Follow this link to Google maps to get directions.
Here is a detailed park map to download in pdf format. The map is perfect to familiarize yourself with the park facilities. The number to call for any pre-bookings at the Auckland Regional Council is: 09 366 2000.
Ambury Regional Park is fifteen minutes south of Auckland City located. Its views stretch over Manukau Heads and the Waitakere Ranges in the distance. It is great family destination to have a first farm life experience. The park facilitates viewing and interaction with farm animals.
One of the main yearly events is the 'Farm Day'. Each year in October the park celebrates spring time on a farm with interactive farming education. Year round activities in and around the park are beside of animal viewing, short walks, bird watching, BBQ and camping.Cornwall Park around 'One Tree Hill' as well as other parks like Shakespear Regional Park.
Barry is an emerging New Zealand artist whose picture series about farm life preserves key moments and moods during daily working routines. The farm pictures tell a story about human leading on, organising, and selecting NZ farm animals, and the gate between them.
"Part of my ambition as an artist is
to express emotion and thought simultaneously."
Barry Ross Smith was born and raised in New Zealand. His professional training included sign writing and commercial artist. Meeting and painting with an American artist in 1995 moved his focus to take pleasure in outdoor scenes and life models.
The very first public exhibition was held in 2008, the year he too started to study at Whitecliffe School of Art in Parnell, Auckland to gain his Master of Fine Arts degree.
Please follow the following link for more examples of the work of Barry Ross Smith.
Do you fancy telling a New Zealand story? Go ahead to do so!