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Amazespace

Address: Gillies Street, Kawakawa, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Kawakawa
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Partially closed due to a massive slip but still well worth the visit. Excellent photo opportunities.

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Auckland
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had seen this place before but not had time to stop so kids were thrilled when on this journey we had the time. They were not disappointed at all. It is not a big place but at only $6 per family it is worth it. It is a garden that is a work of progress with wonderful mosaics and... More

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Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We stopped in Kawakawa to see the arty toilets, then started walking around looking at other colorful features. Across the street is a sign for the "Art Walk of Surprise" that says to enter through the Med cafe, so we did. There is a $2 fee and it is completely worth it. There are 3 or 4 levels of tiled... More

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Vancouver
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37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Fun attraction to spend a few minutes doing. You walk through a cafe, pay a $2 fee, and proceed along a path up a hill side that an artist has designed with all kinds of art materials. A good attraction to take young children through. You might even get a glimpse of the artist at work. Across the street from... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A quirky garden path filled with mosaics, statues, this and that. If you enjoyed the Hundertwasser toilets you'll love this. Obviously a work in progress, but it is definitely worth a two dollar coin to view it.

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Sydney, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is basically an art installation with a café at the front. We had Calzone (nice) at the café, but the seating was quirky (a park bench) and the service somewhat "distracted". The fee to view the art installation is NZ$2 so its inexpensive. It is a suitably quirky 'artwork' to match the famous town toilet block. Look at the... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

This isn't a fancy cafe. No wi fi or anything like that, just a good down to earth place that serves great (cheap) coffee and tea and has the added attraction of a brilliant, small, maze type garden. The artwork in the garden is mainly made of mosaics with some paintings and sculptures. It is still a work in progress... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My mum talked about this amazespace in Kawakawa. So I finally got to see it. While licking my ice cream I walked and had an adventure with my feet and eyes. I met the artist which was great and even thou he was shy he did share something ... himself in his art ..... and expression thru the colours. Really... More

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new mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

After visiting the famous toilets, we wandered across the street for an ice cream and to check out the amazespace. Nothing could prepare us for the visual delight created by the owner, Matthew. You walk through the ice cream parlor and it's a fantasy wonderland. Every surface is tiled, mosaiced, painted, and adorned with fanciful shapes. It's a visual wonderland... More

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