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Great for purveyors of prehistoric art

Great for those who enjoy seeing prehistoric art and culture, though some of the better pieces have... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Carlo L
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Difficult to make out

It seems a shame that the paintings are next to a some modern graffiti which takes the shine off... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
SteveS1970
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 Dec 2017
“Great for purveyors of prehistoric art”
18 Feb 2017
“Difficult to make out”
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Duntroon, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Great for those who enjoy seeing prehistoric art and culture, though some of the better pieces have been excavated and moved to museums which makes plenty of sense to preserve their condition. It's also conveniently located just off the state highway, and on the same...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

It seems a shame that the paintings are next to a some modern graffiti which takes the shine off the historical drawings and makes them difficult to make out.

Thank SteveS1970
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

I appreciate what it is the authorities are trying to achieve. The Maori art appears to have been very impressive. However, age and vandalism (how can they do this?) have taken their toll. The art has now been fenced and there are explanatory signs placed...More

Thank arbruse
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

If you are on the road to Dunedin from Mt Cook then here is a nice place to rest awhile and stretch those legs. Weathered limestone cliffs but the best drawings have been removed so little to see. Many caves in France have far better...More

Thank Graham P
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

Good drawings. But made you wonder how genuine they actually were. some were more faded then others. Bit of a let down.

Thank SteveTina2014
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

We didn't about this place till Kim of Iconic Tours stopped here on the way to Mt. Cook. There was a huge wall of limestone cliff, eroded by wind and Rain into very interesting shapes. At the entrance are two massive natural sculptures....Mr and Mrs....More

Thank SUNALINIRAMESH
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

As the Takiroa Maori Rock Art is right beside Highway 83, we stopped for a quick look. The limestone cliffs exhibit well developed tafoni weathering, so they are quite interesting as is. Apparently, some of the Maori art has been removed to be preserved elsewhere....More

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

Couldn't pass up an opportunity to view Maori rock art. It appeared to have some recent themes such as sailing ships; but it also included some Polynesian geometric designs using ochre and bird fat for the red color. The sign says that a "preservationist" attempt...More

Thank culturevulture94
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

We stumbled across this place accidentally during our drive to Mount Cook. It was a strange little place. The limestone rock wall is interesting enough to look at, but we really had trouble seeing any of the rock art behind the protective fencing. Unless you...More

Thank ladybugsSydney
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Really interesting rock formations abound in the area. Unfortunately, the Maori art at Takiroa is virtually non-existent - having either been removed for display (and preservation) elsewhere, or just faded away. Don't make a special visit - but do stop if you are on the...More

Thank randrnz
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