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Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture

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The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Beautiful to Stroll at Night

A great place to walk at night, listening to the live music from the bars and the cool breeze of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Lovely to see the author and her characters celebrated

I had heard these sculptures were being made, so really enjoyed finally seeing them. Lynley's books... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ohope, New Zealand
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The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

1  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
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I walk past hairy maclary and his friend regularly. The artist who did the sculptures is very talented. The location is perfect as its situated right by the waterfront and has a lovely big park for kids to play on right by it. Also has...More

Thank J9421NBannab
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I see many children enjoying these sculptures so that is a plus to me. How it relates to the Bays identity I'm opinionated on but it is good to have anything recreational for our youth.

Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is an excellent place to take the grandchildren. There is a very good swings and slides area just by it.

Thank Chelart
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