We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Moa Statue

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 65 Beach St, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 69 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
  • 16
    Very good
  • 17
  • 0
  • 0
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
milton keynes
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 50: English reviews
Level Contributor
276 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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.

Thank amyz_world
Brisbane Region, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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.

Thank archibold1770
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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!

Thank Scott M
milton keynes
Level Contributor
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

Thank donnyMiltonKeynes
Level Contributor
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.

Thank filligirl
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
75 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Richard W
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Hermanicus
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
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...

Thank ibaas2016
Level Contributor
107 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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

Thank Whiskey176
Level Contributor
29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Nathaniel G

Travellers who viewed Moa Statue also viewed

Queenstown, Otago Region
Queenstown, Otago Region
Queenstown, Otago Region
Queenstown, Otago Region

Been to Moa Statue? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Moa Statue staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?