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Hairy Maclary & Friends Tauranga Waterfront Sculpture

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Address: The Strand, Tauranga, New Zealand
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Visiting Hairy Maclary and Friends

My husband and I walked amongst the friends on the Strand. As I have read these great stories to young children, I was thrilled to see them.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorna D
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I walked amongst the friends on the Strand. As I have read these great stories to young children, I was thrilled to see them.

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Thank Lorna D
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely surprise with smazing bronzes. Clearly recognisable as the re known characters. Enchanting. The dogs, cats and duckling are well placed and fun to get up close to.

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Thank Mary M
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great photo opportunity at Tauranga waterfront. these character statues all look like they are in full motion, and the face of the cat above Hairy Maclary is angry and life like, the sculpture deserves high praise for bringing these charcters to life.

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Thank 21happy21
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Came on this by chance. What a lovely addition to th children's area. The children using it when I was there knew all the animals names and loved playing on them.

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Thank r0se46
Tauranga, New Zealand
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65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

A great asset to the city , what great hind sight. Enjoyed by my grandchildren and even memories from my children of the books read to them when children a must visit fro families

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Thank Steve W
Tauranga, New Zealand
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86 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Had friends down from Auckland who wanted to see the hairy maclary sculptures so we visited. So nice to see that they have been so loved since their instalation and still going strong. If you can't remember all their names as it has been a few years since I have read the books check out the display board And it... More 

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Thank Kim S
Hastings, New Zealand
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Little and big kids will love these, they are so lifelike in looks and in size. They are part of a bigger park which has an artistic feel to it all and very safe for children.

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Thank mutesmum
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Walking distance from the motel we stayed. Beatiful view of the ocean and we had a picnic there : )Everybody loves Harry Maclary especially the kids. They were very excited to see these characters.

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Thank LauraJK124
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

It was our second visit here, we had very young children with us and they really loved seeing the characters from their favourite books, We took some lovely photos of the children with the sculptures. Worth the time to go and see this.

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Thank ClassicKiwi
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I imagined this was a whole walkway along the wharf with Hairy Maclary sculptures but it is a tiny area and nothing interactive to do. Nice sculptures but a disappointment. So much more could have been done with it.

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Thank Jennie_gutry

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