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Waka 'n' Wave Sculpture

Whangarei, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 19 Attractions in Whangarei
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Nice flat walk, very pleasant with the boats in the harbour to look at. Walkway is now even better with the opening of the new foot bridge just past the wave and waka. If you're in the Town Basin area, I would recommend lunch at Reva's on The Waterfront, lovely place with great atmosphere.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a beautiful sculpture that can be enjoyed by all ages and is well worth the walk from the town basin. How the stones stay together is a mystery ;)

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you start your walk from the playground and follow the boardwalk around the water's edge you'll come across some beautifully carved pou (poles) with informative plaques about the history of the Town Basin, Whangarei area and wonderful legends. Keep walking and you'll come across the wave and waka sculptures. It's a nice walk and the kids can run around... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A beautiful informative and scenic stroll from the Town Basin in Whangarei. All ages of people would enjoy the experience, especially children!

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This wonderful sculpture is an asset to our city. Children love to climb all over it. The setting is terrific. It is a fantastic place to visit

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It's a little overrated the sculpture. But I visited it and only just came across it. You have to drive a bit further up or walk to the end of the town basin walkways to find it. Once there, it is a very nice piece of art and worth some happy snaps.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There is an easy walk along a lovely paved, waterfront park with fantastic sculptures. Then you get to the Wave & Waka. Kids love to climb into the Waka to play - good photo opportunities! Afterward walk back to the town basin for a play in the park, coffee, ice-cream, or good food.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This sculpture epitomises both the flow of the waves and the shape of the Waca. It is well worth the walk along the waterside of the Town Basin. We only came across it by accident as we were just taking a walk and didn't know it was there. But I'm glad I saw it.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Its not so much the waka sculpture that's great but its all the surroundings and the other amazing sculptures on the flat walk to the waka. There is heaps of parking at the Town Basin then you can take a leisurely walk along. Was ideal for taking my elderly dad.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The tide was out when we visited the Town Basin, and the mangrove swamp is not very interesting at low tide. We stumbled across this sculpture during our walk along the estuary. It certainly brightened up the park at low tide, and our photographs.

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