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Hairy Maclary

Hairy Maclary sculpture

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Hairy Macalry sculpture at the Tauranga Waterfront. photo credit: Katie Cox Photography

The Hairy Maclary sculpture, created by Brigitte Wuest, is of Hairy Maclary and eight of his friends – Scarface Claw, Slinky Malinki, Hercules Morse, Muffin McLay, Bottomley Potts, Schnitzel von Krumm, Bitzer Maloney and Zachary Quack.

These larger-than-life bronzes bring Dame Lynley Dodd’s much loved children's book characters to life and create a lasting legacy for generations to enjoy. The sculpture is a fantastic addition to the family activities on Tauranga's waterfront.

The project received funding from all facets of the community - from residents, businesses, community associations and clubs. Tauranga’s three Rotary Clubs made a significant joint contribution, the Tourism Facilities Grant provided an award of $150,000, City Care contributed $100,000 and TECT contributed $180,000 to the intricate bronze installation.

How to get there

The Hairy Maclary sculpture is located at the Tauranga CBD waterfront, right across Masonic Park, next to the waterfront playground.


Parking is free in Tauranga on the weekends on all off-street car parks and parking buildings in the city centre. On-street parking is free on Sundays, and free after 1pm on Saturdays. All car parks are a short stroll away from the sculptures at the waterfront.

City Centre parking zones (200kb pdf) 

Hairy Maclary Fun Family Day

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Hairy Maclary Fun Family Day, 1 August 2015. photo credit: Pushinguppixels

Last Reviewed: 18/07/2016