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Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture

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Address: The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Great photo opportunity - Smile !

Visited the Strand area to look at the sculptures and the new tidal steps. This is becoming a real family friendly area of Tauranga. Great place to visit with young and old. Great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kiwi94
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited the Strand area to look at the sculptures and the new tidal steps. This is becoming a real family friendly area of Tauranga. Great place to visit with young and old. Great play area for the young kids. Parking close by. Lots of good places to eat nearby.

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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hairy Maclary and friends are all pictured in bronze, in classical poses, on the Tauranga waterfront, at the bottom end of Wharf Street. Absolutely captivating and compulsory camera bait, whoever put this project up to the council needs a medal. The council also need a pat on the back for going with it, as it was not a cheap project.... More 

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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the endearing features of the Tauranga waterfront are some nice eateries and the cheeky statue of Hairy Maclary keeping Scarface Claw at bay.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over crowded with children, it was hard to get a good look at it. Very cool and creative, but don't go out of your way to see.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So tactile and lovely to see all ages interact with the wonderful MMahy characters. Awesome photo ops for all the families now drawn to the harbourfront development.

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Canberra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids of all ages love this park, and parents are grateful for the break it usually affords them. It was very popular after the bout of bad weather that would have kept kids indoors for days, especially those who would otherwise have travelled on holidays to beaches.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great bronze sculptures that bring Lynley Dodd's wonderful children books to life. Our granddaughter at 2 1/2 knew all the characters. Also made for great photos

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see for all ages. As an older person it is a delight to sit and watch the children, big and small, come and find their favourite Hairy Maclary character. They are all there, true to the book characters. They are very tactile, just waiting to be patted,stroked or even sat upon. It is also interesting to... More 

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Te Puke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring back all sorts of memories about Hairy McClairy and his gang. Great photo opportunities on the revitalized Tauranga waterfront. Certainly an asset to the city for generations to come.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently took my (adult, Aucklander) sister here, parked at the Stand and told here we were going "Out of the gate and off for a walk.....". Although she hadn't heard about this sculpture, it didn't take her long to make the mental connection and once we arrived, she was absolutely enthralled, as I am each and every time I... More 

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