Kawakawa Public Toilets by Hundertwasser, Kawakawa

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Indisputably one of New Zealand's most unusual attractions, Kawakawa Public Toilets by Hundertwasser represent an international work of art. Designed by reclusive Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, this block of public restrooms features trademark wavy lines, irregular ceramic tiles, and splashes of bright color. The architect made extensive use of recycled materials, including the community's spent glass bottles and bricks from a former Bank of New Zealand branch. Plan to visit Kawakawa Public Toilets by Hundertwasser during your Kawakawa vacation using our convenient Kawakawa trip itinerary planner .
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  • when the bus driver told us we would see the mosaic toilets i never imagine that they could be so pretty.i just fell in love with the place .what a brilliant mind to have thought of this idea.well i t...  more »
  • This was a recommendation on our way to the Bay of Islands just as well it is not that much from the main highway. It only requires a quick stop but parking was horrible. They are fancy arty toilets i...  more »
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  • I'm totally inspired by these amazing toilets. Who would have thought a town could become an attraction because of its toilets? These toilets look like they were made on a budget from excess tiles. I love the glass bottles set into the walls. They not only provide light but are an attractive feature too. The funky iron gates lock these toilets at night. There's signage to read about how the toilets came to be. This man's work is an inspiration to everyone who wants to use their imagination & skills to do something for their community. The same theme has spilled over into a few shops in the town too.
  • Excellent tourist attraction in Kawakawa. Hide all valuables and lock your vehicle before venturing out. Floor surface is heavily cobbled and potentially a trip hazard for elderly. Regrettably to odour of these facilities is not pleasant and may cause offence. Council should consider this issue. Located centrally in the town, cafes and hotels close by and souvenir shops etc. Old historic train runs through the middle of town at regular intervals.
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