Giant’s House

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Giant’s House information

Akaroa & Banks Peninsula , New Zealand
68 Rue Balguerie
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adult/child $20/10
Opening hours
noon-5pm Jan-Apr, 2-4pm May-Dec
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An ongoing labour of love from local artist Josie Martin, this playful and whimsical combination of sculpture and mosaics cascades down a hillside garden above Akaroa. Echoes of Gaudí and Miró can be found in the intricate collages of mirrors, tiles and broken china, and there are many surprising nooks and crannies to discover. Martin also exhibits her paintings and sculpture in the lovely 1880 house, the former residence of Akaroa's first bank manager.