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Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture

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Address: The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Intriguing statues on The Strand.

Beloved by young and old these statues bring Hairy Maclary and friends alive. Good to see the nearby steps and pontoon newly built by the harbour.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Philippa L
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beloved by young and old these statues bring Hairy Maclary and friends alive. Good to see the nearby steps and pontoon newly built by the harbour.

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Tauranga
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Reviewed 1 week ago

How nice to see your favourite characters from the Hairy MacLary series of books cast in bronze and be accessible for children to play on. As adults we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading these books to my children many years ago, we have all taken delight in seeing them etched forever in history along the waters of Tauranga. Well worth the visit and to see the smiles on everyone - young and old.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hairy Maclary books have always been favourites for me to read to my kids and now my grandchildren, so have been delighted to show these sculptures off to my grandkids! A fantastic idea and great to have them in our new hometown, well done Tauranga! Well worth a visit

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely seeing Hairy Maclary and his mates by the waterfront. What a great spot for them to hang out. We saw kids climbing on them which is what they are for. They are very well done and an asset to the waterfront.

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Thank Linda K
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a teacher I read these classic stories weekly. I loved the sculptures and the whole area is very family friendly, a good stop during a waterfront walk.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tauranga waterfront is a pleasant area, and the children's playground has certainly been enhanced by these fantastic bronze statues of Hairy Maclary and his friends. They are extremely lifelike and certainly bring the characters to life. A real joy for all ages to see and enjoy.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 19 April 2017

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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