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Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture

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The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Great sculptures

Came here with family and the kids, and adults, loved them. They are so well done and look real... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah L
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Delightful sculpture

The sculpture was a delightful public art work. Playful interesting captured the story inspired me... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
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The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with family and the kids, and adults, loved them. They are so well done and look real. They are a great monument to the Hairy Maclary books.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The sculpture was a delightful public art work. Playful interesting captured the story inspired me to find the books for grandchildren

Thank Astrobrandycoco
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Beautifully made sculptures on the waterfront depicting the characters from Lynley Dodd's 'Hairy Maclary' stories. This will amuse and delight lovers of Hairy Maclary.

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A great place to walk at night, listening to the live music from the bars and the cool breeze of the sea. Could be better lit but wonderful area to walk through

Thank RnR_275
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I had heard these sculptures were being made, so really enjoyed finally seeing them. Lynley's books were much enjoyed by us and our children and we now enjoy them with our grandson, so it was fun to see these characters and their author celebrated. Special...More

Thank Kiwikaye
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

If this is the 8th best thing to do in Tauranga after you've walked up and around the mount and then had a swim at the beach, we've got a problem! This is literally 6 or so statues from the Hairy Maclary book... great for...More

2  Thank Waylornz
Reviewed 15 August 2017

never heard of them before before seeing them in the new zealand shop window round the corner so nice to read that they are from a locally inspired author great likenesses to the books and in a lovley location on the strand

Thank chris c
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to relax and have a leisurly drink and snacks. Many pubs and restaurants here. The evening view is very scenic.

Thank nihir53
Reviewed 22 July 2017

There is not really a lot for me to review. The sculptures are well done and of various animals. My Grandie enjoyed climbing on them and having photo's taken. However if you are in Tauranga it is worth a visit. A stroll along the Strand...More

Thank Bigrinkles
Reviewed 21 July 2017

These statues are so lifelike. There are bronze statues of Hairy Maclary and all of the friends for children to play on.

Thank 155richard81
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