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The Loop will show you Whangarei from it's best side

The Loop brings you also past this sculpture. Interesting to learn about the Maori culture and the... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Tom M
Whangarei, New Zealand
Great sculpture!

I was guided to this piece by a proud local, and justifiably so! Magnificent piece! It gives a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Loop brings you also past this sculpture. Interesting to learn about the Maori culture and the river harbour's history. Walk, ride, bike, run the Loop over the bridges and back to Town Basin. Food and Drinks on the way, nice views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I was guided to this piece by a proud local, and justifiably so! Magnificent piece! It gives a rugged communitarian on the history of Whangarei.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Beautiful walk along here with a little history and culture thrown in. It is always packed, a very popular place. You can take mobility scooters or kids bikes along here easily.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank traciegila
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Follow the route from the harbour basin to the swing bridge. Then either return, or take the longer circular route over the swing bridge and back. There's a number of sculptures en route, of which the Waka 'n' Wave Sculpture seems to be the most...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Visit the Whangarei Town Basin then take a short stroll down the loop walk, waters edge path of Hatea river and past all the boats moored in the basin. Its well worth the walk for ten minutes or so to view the Sculpture and other...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Warren H
Reviewed 15 January 2018

about half way stop if you are running or walking around the town basin The kids love to lie down underneath during the day and at night we would walk around the track

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank shimmintoddy
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Part of the Hatea Loop Walk lots of good historical information and the sculptures like the Waka'n'Wave that punctuate the walk are brilliant. A must do if in Whangarei. a real highlight

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank David S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is an awesome sculpture for all ages and the kids love to climb over it. Young adults love to climb it to for the view and to take photos. Great spot

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dianesander2016
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We loved our walk on the marina. It is very well presented but this sculpture was a standout. This is a top sculpture. very creative and usable by children. One of the best sculptures ever!!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank gorgle
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Thus sculpture is on the town basin walk. There are many interesting facts and sculptures to see on this walk which does a circuit around the town basin and over the bridge. So beautiful and relaxing.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lulu1106
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14 March 2016|
Response from heybenwoodgates |
It’s not accessible by road, you have to walk 10 minutes of ‘The Loop’ track find it. Head to the basin (just pop that in google), and find the playground. Go to the edge of river and you’ll find a board walk. You’ll see a... More