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Good spot for photos

Located on the coastal walkway. A nice feature to get a photo of. Parking right nearby at $1 hour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan H
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Kerikeri, New Zealand
via mobile
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A significant landmark with functional value. Every city needs a unique landmark and this is it. It... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
John R
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's larger in real life than you may expect, plus it's located on the walkway along the ocean front so great views. Standing under it may make you dizzy when looking up so be sure to hold on to someone attractive nearby! Please note, not...More

Thank ShellMoana
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hotel opposite this landmark access via an easy walk across the road under bridge or across rail crossing. Wind Wand apparently about 45m high. It has a red light on the top. It was designed by Len Lye and made after...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting landmark that really stands out & can be seen. It shows what the wind is like & which way it is blowing and it a great spot to walk towards & often random activities taking place around the windward or nearby

Thank ClareGrant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the coastal walkway. A nice feature to get a photo of. Parking right nearby at $1 hour. If you walk towards the port there is another interesting sculpture

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 4 July 2018

A place to walk to on the Coastal Walkway. Lots of seats to sit and watch the sea and the wand. Good in windy weather

Thank Milly_Molly_Mandy63
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

A significant landmark with functional value. Every city needs a unique landmark and this is it. It could do with more explanation.

Thank John R
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Visible from a long way off, this wand attracts your attention and reading about how and why it's there is even better.

Thank IcemanSteve
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Worth walking up to and watching it move. Walk there by going along under road bridge. I was there on a showery day not cold but quite windy with sea rough.

Thank shirlthepearl1958
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We walked from the Whalebone bridge along the coastal walk to the Wind Wand, had lunch, then back. Nice way to fill half a day. Fresh air, exercise and nice views.

Thank Noel B
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is located on the Coastal Walkway in the center of town so you will see it. Interesting idea and worth a look.

Thank Kim W
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