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“We stumbled on this sculpture during a walk”

Waka 'n' Wave Sculpture
Ranked #15 of 55 things to do in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Reviewed December 15, 2012

I had two choices - head right past the swimming baths and follow the boardwalk through the mangroves along the river, or go left and check out the sculptures. Being alone, the walk through the mangroves didn't feel 100% safe so I went for the Waka n Wave option. It was a really nice walk. It was interesting as you can stop and read about Whangarei's history and Maori culture. The sculptures are pretty cool, although I didn't quite get the gist of some of them.

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

A nice easy stroll from the town basin past the boats and the marina.
There are lovely informative panels explaining the beginnings and naming of the area. The sculpture encombasses the Maori, fishing, the area and tranquility

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Reviewed October 25, 2012

Wandering along the river front before dinner, we came upon the sculpture park unexpectedly. We were knocked out by the artworks, clean, unvandalised, no graffiti, evidence of a town feature valued by the people. We were impressed to see family groups including teenagers walking happily together, a scene you don't see often these days. This is a lovely area and the Waka sculpture is a fitting monument to complete the sculpture walk. It is a clever and beautiful piece and we love the fact that, like the other sculptures in this park, it appears to be designed to allow children to climb on it without hurting it.

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