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Address: 65 Beach St, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand

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Another good piece of street art

Interesting statue in the park. We had not seen one before so thought it interesting. Looks like a big ostrich

Reviewed 4 April 2017
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The big moa cannot be missed.. literally! It's right outside the wharf. Perfect for photos, and it's a famous extinct bird.

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Thank amyz_world
Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Approaching this huge bird and finding that it once was hunted to it's demise was disturbing. Yet this display was excellent in its presentation and placement. Glad these did not fly.

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Thank archibold1770
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Moa is an extinct bird and skeletal remains have been found at many places in New Zealand. Take a photo of the statue and add it to your collection. Look out for the big Kiwi statue at the wharf as well!

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Thank Scott M
milton keynes
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456 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Interesting statue in the park. We had not seen one before so thought it interesting. Looks like a big ostrich

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Wales
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395 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Seem to be statues of Moa wherever we went so not a surprise to see this one. Well done though. Situated close to the harbour.

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Thank filligirl
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The statue gives you a sense of how large the birds would have been. It is so disappointing it was humans that made them extinct.

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Thank Richard W
Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A Moa statue in Queenstown's waterfront. Great if you have not seen one yet. Gives you an idea of the size this extinct bird was. I have seen too many Moa statues by now. Hardly gave it a second glance, but if you have not seen one, seek it out.

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Thank Hermanicus
Brisbane, Australia
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337 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

A real photo opportunity, if you can't see it, look for the crowd of people and see it's head above the crowd.... tall and beautiful, a real drawcard. Extinct, it's the only chance you'll get to see one outside of a museum. Wonderfully made and truly artistic, beautiful...

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Thank ibaas2016
Nottingham
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The grassed area at the water front where everybody meets eats and lazy around is where this statue is loctated. It has been very well made and really stands out

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Thank Whiskey176
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

It is just a big statue of a bird that was dead before any of us were alive. Not that great. Might as well be Big Bird.

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Thank Nathaniel G

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