"Pania of the Reef Statue" Pania of the Reef statue Tip by kiwigal_1

Pania of the Reef statue, Napier: 5 reviews and 6 photos

  Pania Statue
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  • Pania Statue - Napier
      Pania Statue
    by kiwigal_1
  • Pania Statue - Napier
      Pania Statue
    by kiwigal_1
 

Pania is a maiden of the sea people in Maori legend who lived with her Maori lover in Napier. The legend says that the sea people kept calling her and she kept resisting until one day she swam out to sea to meet them. They surrounded her and drew her down, never to return. They say that now, if you pass the reef you will see Pania with arms outstretched trying to get back to her lover.

You can see the famous statue of Pania is made of bronze and can be found in the park near the waterfront

Directions: At the waterfront park in downtown Napier

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 10, 2006
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