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Centennial Garden

Coote Road, Napier, New Zealand
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Disappointed

We arrived there expecting to see the waterfall and the 'lake' same like we saw in the pictures but... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Daani17
via mobile
Really relaxing

So nice to unwind and look around the gardens, so peaceful. The waterfall is a lovely attraction as... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Fiona H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Coote Road, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived there expecting to see the waterfall and the 'lake' same like we saw in the pictures but it was dry like hell. Nothing to see.

Thank Daani17
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

So nice to unwind and look around the gardens, so peaceful. The waterfall is a lovely attraction as well.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Visited for a wander and to enjoy the waterfall but we were disappointed to find that the waterfall and ponds and streams (man-made) were not working and was bone dry. It definitely detracted from the experience but obviously due to the water shortage this summer!...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A very enjoyable walk either by itself or on the way up to the Bluff Hill Lookout. It is small and serene with very pretty plantings.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We had walked by here once before returning to actually spend time in the gardens. The pond in the center was completely dry, so there were no waterfalls either. NZ is having a prolonged drought. This was disappointing, but the array of flowers and well...More

Thank BudaBaB
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Centennial garden is located in an old quarry and has good structure but looks like the council hasn't;t put much money into it for a while. Could become better with care.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Right in the middle of town we found this place by pure chance. There's even a real waterfall and lots of beautiful flowers.

Thank jobst56
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Short visit or could take a picnic. Nice little park with flowers and a waterfall. Free activities are always a plus!

Thank Tash E
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This garden has been beautifully designed, turning an old quarry into a spectacular garden with a great array of plants and a "waterfall fountain" that actually has created a waterfall raining down from Bluff Point into the gardens, recycling the water back to the waterfall------this...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot to relax and feed the ducks and fish at the pond (at the main entry) or visit the budgie's enclosure. Flower gardens and natural Bush make it a gorgeous spot for a family picnic or walk around with friends. Lovely waterfall and walkway...More

Thank Rowie08
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From the visitor centre you can walk or drive along Marine Parade towards the port of Napier and turn left into Coote Road. Centennial Gardens is on the right with the prison a little further on the left
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