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All reviews the main street toilet stop worth a stop taking photos pit stop across the road new zealand mosaic tiles talking point toilet block coloured glass short stop centre of town fun stop state highway loo art
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A world renowned artist created these toilets which are a very strange sight to come across in a small town. It's not a must visit place but if your in need of a loo it's a tick off place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ourhouse42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped at this place during my Northland trip. This rating is purely for the architecture and the artwork. Artistic and creative usage of colourful tiles, glass, mirror, bottles etc can be seen here. However, these are public toilets and need proper cleanliness and maintenance....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sachindri1785
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of art then this might be interesting but otherwise it is just some fancy tiles and glass bottles on the walls of a public toilet.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank micko-burns
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having read about the only building designed by the late Austrian artist Frederick Hunderwasswer in so many travel books, we decided to stop in Kawakawa on our way north to visit the Waitangi Treaty grounds. It was a delightful kaleidoscope of brightly-colored mosaic tiles, wonky...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 562grahamb
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Worth the 2min side trip off the main road to NZ’s Northland at Kawakawa. The colourful tiling and unique use of coloured glass bottles and glass tiles was worth seeing. They are just toilets, but you’ll never see any like these anywhere else.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LSouthgate
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Kawakawa means dig dig...not sure that has anything to do with these public toilets but they sure are worth seeing. They were designed and built in 1999 by architect Frederick Hundertwasser. This man was so happy to live here that he offered to design the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

As an Austrian Australian, it was always on my bucket list to cross the ditch to visit these toilets in the northland. They didn't disappoint. They are a marvellous example of this magnificent environmentalist artist's work.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Madshus
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

It seems odd to review a loo but this convenience is well worth a visit. I’d “been” to these facilities back in 2016 but enjoyed the “wee visit” we took this holiday too. Completely stylised with unusual and unique terracotta, mosaic, ceramic, glass and metal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jacqs-in-the-box
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Looks like something Gaudi dreamed up and transported from Barcelona. No other way I can describe it. Worth a quick stop to use the facilities.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bobe2
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Its quirky, its clever, highly artistic and functional. Great conversation point and a good introduction to Hundertwassers work. Worth a stop for sure, surrounding cafes and shops looked quite good and some expansion happening.

Date of experience: November 2018
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