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Moa Statue

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65 Beach St, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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If you want to get a sense of the huge size of these creatures, it's worth visiting

NZ had some extraordinary creatures in it's past. This is one of them. It would seem it was from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jon Y
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Melbourne, Australia
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We are lovers of local statues/street art/monuments, as a result we seek them out on our travels... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
JnVSydney
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Sydney
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  • Excellent29%
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“big bird” (6 reviews)
“street art” (2 reviews)
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65 Beach St, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NZ had some extraordinary creatures in it's past. This is one of them. It would seem it was from the land of giants as there were other creatures equally large like the Haast eagle

1  Thank Jon Y
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We are lovers of local statues/street art/monuments, as a result we seek them out on our travels, (quite sad really). This one is worth a look during a walk of the wharf area, as it represents an extinct creature

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 26 May 2017 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.

Thank amyz_world
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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.

1  Thank archibold1770
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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!

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 4 April 2017

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

Thank donnyMiltonKeynes
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.

Thank filligirl
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.

1  Thank Richard W
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...More

Thank Hermanicus
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...More

Thank ibaas2016
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