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Moa Statue

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65 Beach St, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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You may miss it if you walk fast

This is an interesting statue which reveals the largest flying bird which existed in NZ. Its... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maggie C
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Sydney, Australia
Don’t make the effort

Interesting enough, but a walk by is all you need. If you have small children they might be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anthony S
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Brisbane, Australia
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average36%
  • Poor1%
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“big bird” (8 reviews)
“life size” (10 reviews)
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65 Beach St, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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"big bird"
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"life size"
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"photo opportunity"
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"street art"
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"centre of town"
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"new zealand"
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"extinct"
in 25 reviews
"park"
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"flightless"
in 5 reviews
"lakefront"
in 3 reviews
"species"
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"reminder"
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"lifelike"
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"human"
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"wharf"
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"depicting"
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"plaques"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an interesting statue which reveals the largest flying bird which existed in NZ. Its predator was the massive Haast's eagle, although humans also contributed to its extinction. The bird is grey and kind of camouflaged in a very touristy place. Don't miss it.

Thank Maggie C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Interesting enough, but a walk by is all you need. If you have small children they might be interested but wouldn’t be able to climb it anyway. You pass it if you walk to the gardens.

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

... you are most likely to pass it while tripping around QT. Perhaps a keen parental can portray this in the 'dinosaur' class & get some keen eyed juniors off their i phones.

Thank planetogra
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The moa are sadly no longer around, so you can enjoy the statue, take a photo and ponder on the cruel laws of evolution that has made some many species extinct.

Thank Elkabelka
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not even sure why this statue is on the list. It's tall but that's about it. It's hard to get a good photo of it due to its location. I guess it's nice to be able to visualize an extinct bird but it could...More

Thank dskid
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The art around town is in good taste, and good to see examples of the wildlife past and present. There is also a statue of the kiwi by the waterfront.

Thank Tom S
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Located in the park by the lakefront Get your photo taken with this life size statue just to realise how big they were

Thank Phillip T
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I had to jump on the bandwagon and laugh when I saw this statue appeared as something to review. If it is in fact a life-size statue of what they were - that's pretty cool. But we couldn't find any sort of description to explain...More

Thank scubadiverh
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

It is a nice statue in Queenstown, not worth a detour but pleasant to walk past. Why TA allows such reviews is a mystery to me!

Thank AnanB
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Mostly just writing this for the irony of it. It's a lovely statue, very cool to see a like sized statue of a moa, since there aren't any natural history museums in Queenstown. It's also a Pokestop if you're into that kind of thing.... :)

Thank stephanie_sandiego1
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