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Moa Statue

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65 Beach St, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Normal statue!!

This is just a normal statue of the NZ extinct bird, you don’t need to come down for it on a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sai H
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Simple statue

Moa is an extinct bird of NZ. The statue is about the same size of real Moa. It is related to kiwi... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
minimize940314
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Torrance, California
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65 Beach St, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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"big bird"
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"life size"
in 10 reviews
"photo opportunity"
in 3 reviews
"street art"
in 2 reviews
"centre of town"
in 2 reviews
"new zealand"
in 3 reviews
"extinct"
in 27 reviews
"park"
in 11 reviews
"flightless"
in 5 reviews
"lakefront"
in 3 reviews
"species"
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"lifelike"
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"human"
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"predators"
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"wharf"
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"kiwi"
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"depicting"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a normal statue of the NZ extinct bird, you don’t need to come down for it on a special purpose. You can just have a look at it when you come close to the shopping centre or to do some water sports...More

Thank Sai H
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Moa is an extinct bird of NZ. The statue is about the same size of real Moa. It is related to kiwi genetically. The statue is near the wharf.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

It's a statue of a "lifesize" moa bird, what more can I say. I think it's ugly and it might even be to big to be lifesized, the ones in te papa, museum in Wellington were much smaller. But there might also have been different...More

Thank Åsa Å
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Nice to see how giant these birds have been and compare your own height to it. Yes I do admit taking pictures of/and with this statue. On another tour we found out some information about the Moa bird and that people had hunted the bird...More

Thank Minna K
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

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 16 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

... 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 24 March 2018

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 23 March 2018

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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