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The Sculpture Park @ Waitakaruru Arboretum

207 Scotsman Valley Road | R.D. 7, Tauwhare, Hamilton 3287, New Zealand
+64 7-824 0733
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Such a shame - this place had such potential. These clearly were once beautiful gardens over the... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Janzell
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Chippenham
beautiful wild garden with sculptures

lovely 2km loop walk with friends in high shade on a sunday afternoon in early summer. they're... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
kathy a
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te awamutu
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17.5 hectare (42 acre) Sculpture Park that has three new sculpture exhibitions a year along its 2 kilometre nature trail. The Park is open every day from 10 am until sunset. The sculptures and site-specific installations are made by New Zealand artists or overseas artists visiting NZ.
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  • Average21%
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207 Scotsman Valley Road | R.D. 7, Tauwhare, Hamilton 3287, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Such a shame - this place had such potential. These clearly were once beautiful gardens over the extensive grounds of a former quarry. Sadly it now had the feeling of an English seaside resort out of season. It is open by appointment with an honesty...More

1  Thank Janzell
Reviewed 25 October 2016

lovely 2km loop walk with friends in high shade on a sunday afternoon in early summer. they're spent years renovating an old quarry into a lovely wild garden. there are many low-key sculptures spread around the walk - not so glitzy or fancy as you...More

Thank kathy a
Reviewed 13 September 2016

great place to go for a Sunday outing or to take the grand children where its a safe and interesting environment

Thank J_Huntingdon
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Enjoyed going thru this park. It was very different and had lots to see. My only gripe was the price which I think was over the top

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Nice place to walk round and take photos but expensive to get in if you are on a budget. Not a great place it you have a disability as it is hilly. But the sculptures are always worth a look.

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have been here several times with family and find it so pretty. the peacocks are friendly, photography opportunities everywhere and pram friendly. great place to take the kids and its free.

1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We really enjoyed the evening walk with friends and our pets. A nice place to get relaxed and experience calmness.

1  Thank Shobbyy
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The best of moments I have experienced in my life.. The romantic walk and that too on a cool evening in Autumn makes it memorable..

Thank Annnyy
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Beautiful setting with spectacular works. Love the walk around the quarry and exploring. Wish there was a café at the end, there is a small caravan but limited food on offer. Suggest taking a picnic lunch and flask. Great family day out. Visited some time...More

Thank Piki K
Reviewed 1 August 2015

A beautiful walk and a great spot for a picnic. Be sure to visit in Autumn, as well as other times of the year, but in Autumn the colours are gorgeous.

Thank Lynette00
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