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Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture

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The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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So "in place"

Tauranga CBD is such a mess but the waterfront is becoming a people place and this is right up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cap'n C
This is a must if you have read these books to your kids

The sculptures are beautifully made and depict a great choice of characters from the Linley Dodd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
on2it2
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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"his friends"
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"children and adults"
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"story book"
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"great playground"
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"public art"
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"kids climbing"
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"all ages"
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"duckling"
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"pubs and restaurants"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Tauranga CBD is such a mess but the waterfront is becoming a people place and this is right up there in promoting it. I'm not overly au fait with the story but found this so well done and (sort of) participative with young families just...More

Thank Cap'n C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The sculptures are beautifully made and depict a great choice of characters from the Linley Dodd children's story books. Every time we visit the waterfront little kids are enjoying seeing the characters and crawling all over them. Some have had so much attention they are...More

Thank on2it2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun set of sculptures depicting 'Hairy' and friends! Right by the sea front and other things to keep the smaller people happy.

Thank Lyn B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely day to go down to the stand and see hairy maclary and his mates and the amount of people using the new updated facilities on the Tauranga waterfront was beautiful. The hairy MacClary statues really are impression in their place on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every day children and adults alike are stopped here enjoying these statues. Beautiful location and a must see when wandering the waterfront

Thank joe w
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a delightful area filled with dogs, a couple of cats and at least one bird. There are no fears about allergies; all of these animals are hypo-allergenic, but truly lovable.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Beautiful and eyecatching intreactive art display. The grandchildren were engrossed.Just beautiful and a complete surprise to me that I hadn't noticed it before.

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We spent way more time here than we anticipated. Apart from the sculptures, the playground was extensive and had enough to keep our three kids (4, 6, 8) entertained. The steps into the water was pretty cool to. Make sure you bring a change of...More

2  Thank wkhloh
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Adored by children and perfect for photo opportunities for instagram - features 6 bronze statutes based on the children’s book Hairy Maclary - so cats, dogs and a bonus duckling. Perfect as part of a waterfront amble, and their should be more public art. Also...More

Thank Sharonkitch
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Took the boys (5, 3 and 1yrs old) to see these sculptures on the way from Whitianga to Rotorua. Not sure if they would have been excited if they hadn't seen the books before. There is also a playground right next to it, and public...More

Thank JumpingJezza
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