Monday, 18 March 2013

Kawakawa... The Hundertwasser Town... On My Way North

It was a wet rainy day when I left Whangarei on my way to Kaitaia
Kawakawa seemed sort of half way and a good place to stop for lunch.

The corner where you turn off... Staying on State Highway 1
There is an introduction to Hundertwasser...

And a lovely reserve... where I stopped because
the parking is easy.

Green grass, trees, a rotunda... A very pleasant picnic spot.

Kawakawa is the small Northland town famous for it's
toilets that Hundertwasser built when he made this
country his second home.

They are beautiful and a wonderful display of his art.

The other attraction is the steam train 'Gabriel'...
Restored by volunteers and train enthusiasts.
The rail line is being restored...
It doesn't go all the way yet... But it's a very interesting ride...
Beginning with a ride up the middle of the main street.
Do stop and explore.
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1 comment:

  1. Yes indeed, it's a lovely little place and those toilets are certainly works of art.
    It's been too long since we were up that way, perhaps it is time to plan another trip to the area!