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Very distinctive sculpture on the marina walk

This distinctive sculpture is located on the path which runs beside the marina (on the side which has the cafes, shops etc.). Quite unlike any other public artwork we've seen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Darlington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This distinctive sculpture is located on the path which runs beside the marina (on the side which has the cafes, shops etc.). Quite unlike any other public artwork we've seen before. If you're in the Whangarei area and you want to stretch your legs and see this and some other great sculptures, then it's certainly investing an hour or so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting walk from the Town Basin following the banks of the river before you come to the sculptures. The sculptures are worth seeing.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a great sculpture within a walking distance of the Basin - it is a great piece of local art

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Down by river and now part of Loop walkway near centre of city. Includes history great views and accessible by bikes and pedestrians

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Whangarei should be commended for commissioning they lovely piece made jointly by a Maori Artist and a European Artist- bring both cultures together to create an astoundingly simple, yet complicated piece of art along the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The children saw it and needed to conquer it. I stood at the bottom freaking out and trying to coax them down. Fun beautiful sculpture and walk. Well Done!!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

its a great pit stop when walking the loop around the town basin, there is a water fountain to have a cold drink of water, take a ball and kick around also

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Great now they have cleared the trees from around it. Awesome piece of local art work. Great place for kids to play around on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

We've been taking our grandson since it was first installed. Great for climbing over and for encouraging on his imagination. I think he sails the seven seas! There's so much history in this area - everything is explained for the pioneering days to the modern art. Well done Whangarei!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Go for a nice walk along the river And discover these sculptures as you walk along... In character with the land and sea, you could almost miss them; but again, once you see them, you won't forget them!

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