Wind Wand

Wind Wand, New Plymouth: Address, Wind Wand Reviews: 4/5

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Jadedog
Waikanae, New Zealand354 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
An iconic feature of New Plymouth on the waterfront.

Designed by iconic Len Lye, it is a standout.

Apparently touch it and the chances of winning lotto go up 10% 😄
Written 3 February 2022
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darren2008nz
New Zealand113 contributions
Nov 2021
Its a wand, and it waves when its windy. Not much more to say than that. Its as advertised. Good way to loose your balance watching the ball at the top *LOL*
Written 23 November 2021
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Lizzie L
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
Jan 2021
A lovely walk along the waterfront, Although you can't access the beach the area was well used with walkers, children and cyclists all co existing
Written 24 January 2021
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,142 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Well you know it’s one of those things that most people probably drive past everyday and not care about but if the council ever tried to take it away there’s be an uproar! It’s a nice addition to the coastal walkway and frontage and a good New Plymouth icon to tick off the list.
Written 28 December 2020
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Martin B
Auckland, New Zealand140 contributions
Dec 2020
The Wind Wand looks something alien at first sight but it's oddity is its drawcard. One of the many sites worth seeing on the coastal walk.
Written 19 December 2020
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Lorraine C
Auckland Central, New Zealand992 contributions
Dec 2019
What a lovely beach front walk ( and wind wand) , got here very early one morning and took a stroll. Lovely friendly locals, but not much open.
Written 23 September 2020
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markilee
Auckland, New Zealand968 contributions
Jul 2020
This wind wand is part of the Ocean Walkway and on a windy day fascinating to watch. While the structure is large, very impressive and looks to be extremely strong it still moves with flexibility.
Written 25 July 2020
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Dan C
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand281 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Amazing views, with the waves crashing on the rocks - kids thought it great - nice walk around the waterfront
Written 17 July 2020
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Howard A
Auckland, New Zealand201 contributions
Jul 2020
New Plymouth is the home to Len Lye and his kinetic art. The wind wand is a particularly large and impressive example. It stands on the sea from waving, as the name suggests, in the wind. At night the globe at the top lights up and can be seen all over town.
Written 13 July 2020
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Kathy
573 contributions
Jan 2020
The Wind Wand is a New Plymouth icon, designed by New Zealand artist Len Lye. It is located on the waterfront, directly across the street from Puke Ariki Museum and the i-SITE visitor center. It is easily accessed on the Coastal Walkway, where it can also be viewed from a considerable distance in both directions. Made of fiberglass and carbon fiber, the 48 metre structure is both strong and flexible enough to sway in the wind without breaking. The red light at the top is illuminated at night. According to the plaque at the base of the structure, it was made to celebrate the new millennium and the red light was illuminated for the first time on December 31, 1999. The Wind Wand is a landmark that is both whimsical and impressive, and it should not be missed.
Written 9 May 2020
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