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Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture

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The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Fascinating for children

I often walk along the Tauranga central city waterfront and this site is so popular with young... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peter W
Good way to waste a sunny morning.

Anyone who knows Hairy Maclary books will LOVE this art installation. My kids loved seeing the life... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tezandvixis
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“his friends” (9 reviews)
“water front” (6 reviews)
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The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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"his friends"
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"great sculptures"
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"favourite characters"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"story book"
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"bronze sculptures"
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"public art"
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"children and adults"
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"great play area"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I often walk along the Tauranga central city waterfront and this site is so popular with young children in particular . Meet all the characters from the Hairy Maclary books, they are marvelous and a great photo subject, one of TCC's better projects .

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who knows Hairy Maclary books will LOVE this art installation. My kids loved seeing the life size characters and the playground next to it was sufficient for them to play for the morning. Toilet facilities at the playground make it easier to stay longer...More

Thank tezandvixis
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

These sculptures are beautifully done and it doesn't matter if the kids don't know who hairy McClarey and his friends are, they'll still have a great time in the park. It was well maintained clean and tidy and great views too.

Thank Sue H
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We’re not from NZ and unfamiliar with these children’s stories but the statues are great nonetheless! Great attention to detail and a cute attraction along the waterfront next to a playground and swimming access to the ocean.

Thank kinx81
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Fabulous creation for kids! Apparently created a stir with the locals due to cost, but I thought it was great and what better what to acknowledge a famous Kiwi author. Worth every penny!

Thank KiwiKerry53
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

When I first visited this place last year, it was magical and upon the second visit, it was the same. For the jaded tourist, this is well-worth a visit. These sculptures are extremely well-made and a delight for all ages. It's a clean space and...More

Thank Tracey1902
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

To see Hairy Maclary and his friends in sculpture was a treat! The beautiful Tauranga waterfront made this trip even more delightful!

Thank nannan12015
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I absolutely LOVE Lynley Dodd's children's books, ----- the characters come to life on the page, and the rhyming prose is so delightful to read to young children. I have sent many of these books overseas to children of friends. While we were recently up...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It took a while to work out the name of each animal, it is a long time since we read the stories. Nice location

Thank hinau
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

You can take the kids and play in the park or swim in the sea from the steeps pr jump off the Wharf which has ladders to get back up onto the wharf or swim to the steps. Purposely built for this.

Thank wgavey
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