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Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture

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We thought the statues from hairy Maclary were well done. The tweenies had fun revisiting the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rayanne72
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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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We visited here on Sat afternoon and is a very clean and presentable space. We took some photos for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
244paulrouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought the statues from hairy Maclary were well done. The tweenies had fun revisiting the characters from their childhood. Be good if they made all the characters of the books though.

Thank Rayanne72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here on Sat afternoon and is a very clean and presentable space. We took some photos for the grandkids as one of their favourite books. Easy to get to with parking close by

Thank 244paulrouse
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Not worthy of a special visit bit unless you're a sculpture or literary buff but as part of a visit to Tauranga waterfront they add another stop.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is now a firm favourite on the Tauranga waterfront. All the favourite characters from Hairy Maclary are there. It is a delight to sit and watch families come up and interact with the sculptures. They are big enough to sit on and clamber over....More

Thank diob255114
Reviewed 21 July 2018

If you love the Hairy McClary characters then you must see this delightful collection on the waterfront. Fabulous!

Thank JerseyCow12009
Reviewed 15 July 2018

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 PeterW6963
Reviewed 23 June 2018 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
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
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
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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