It became quite obvious with this level of attention, that a way would have to be found, to inform visitors more about Hundertwasser and in particular to answer questions about his life here in the Bay of Islands.
The staff at the toilets are bombarded with questions like:
"Who was this man who made Kawakawa his second home, far away from Europe?"
"Where and how did he live here?"
"What was his philosophy on life and why did he create such a colourful, lively building?"
It is the aim of the Trust to design and build a visitor centre within the Hundertwasser Park.
One could not imagine a better place to welcome visitors and extend an invitation to learn more about Frederick Hundertwasser’s life here in the Bay of Islands.
A permanent exhibition and learning environment and cafe amongst those trees he loved so passionately will be accessible through a small passageway next to the toilets.
The new plan for the centre also connects the Hundertwasser Park to the Pou Herenga Tai, Twin Coast Cycle Way and the centre of Kawakawa, through a town square. The library and service centre will be relocated into the new Kawakawa Hundertwasser Park Centre - Te Hononga (the joining of cultures).