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All reviews the main street toilet stop worth a stop taking photos new zealand across the road pit stop comfort stop talking point toilet block mosaic tiles short stop works of art middle of town coloured glass fun stop southern hemisphere
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the 2min side trip off the main road to NZ’s Northland at Kawakawa. The colourful tiling and unique use of coloured glass bottles and glass tiles was worth seeing. They are just toilets, but you’ll never see any like these anywhere else.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LSouthgate
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kawakawa means dig dig...not sure that has anything to do with these public toilets but they sure are worth seeing. They were designed and built in 1999 by architect Frederick Hundertwasser. This man was so happy to live here that he offered to design the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an Austrian Australian, it was always on my bucket list to cross the ditch to visit these toilets in the northland. They didn't disappoint. They are a marvellous example of this magnificent environmentalist artist's work.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Madshus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seems odd to review a loo but this convenience is well worth a visit. I’d “been” to these facilities back in 2016 but enjoyed the “wee visit” we took this holiday too. Completely stylised with unusual and unique terracotta, mosaic, ceramic, glass and metal...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks like something Gaudi dreamed up and transported from Barcelona. No other way I can describe it. Worth a quick stop to use the facilities.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bobe2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its quirky, its clever, highly artistic and functional. Great conversation point and a good introduction to Hundertwassers work. Worth a stop for sure, surrounding cafes and shops looked quite good and some expansion happening.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pauatara
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really out of place radical architectural design ....town sadly a bit run down so toilets are a bit of a feature... ..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kenmcardle
Reviewed 6 November 2018

These toilets you really have to go inside and visit. Very clean, the art is amazing with all the ceramic tiles and artistic work is amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SueB88
Reviewed 1 November 2018

My recommendation is make sure you are sober when you walk up to these toilets & use them because once inside the ladies' room, the wall & floor designs are uneven & can be very dizzying. It certainly was a delight to the visual senses...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank cmb2
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Kawakawa is known as "Train Town" after the vintage railway that runs down the middle of its main street. Its iconic, colourfully tiled public toilets were designed by the famous Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The architect lived in the town and legend has it that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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