Hundertwasser Public Toilets, Kawakawa

#6 of 19 in Sightseeing in Northland Region
Landmark Tourist Spot
Indisputably one of New Zealand's most unusual attractions, Hundertwasser Public Toilets 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. Add Hundertwasser Public Toilets to your Kawakawa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kawakawa vacation trip planner.
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  • Just had to stop and have a look (and make use of the facilities) useful information leaflet available outside and further work by the artist across the road. Follow the path to the left to find the 2...  more »
  • Whimsical toilet block to be extended to become a cultural centre. A masterpiece in mosaic, etc. Didn't actually use it, come to think about it.  more »
  • Often go there with visiting friends to show them.its a fun photo opportunity.its creative in its workmanship and it's just something different  more »
  • . (03/2017) Not just a usual toilet space and in fact before seeing this one, I never had thought that one day I'll be writing a review for a toilet. This place is well decorated with different kind of bottles as a tourist attraction with interesting history behind it and beautiful artistic work from an artist with the same name. Located in middle of roadside Kawakawa market area. Quite an elusive structure.
  • Very cool. Very artistic. However an in use set of public toilets with all the things you would expect
  • If your an art lover and love to recycle...I highly recommend you check out these toilets and Hinder reasserted style and will blow your mind!!!
  • Strange toilet, I do not know why everyone is so lyrical about it. But for a pee it's OK.
  • An awesome place to stop for a toilet break with a few quirky cafes and gift shops also close by.

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