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All reviews full bloom beautiful place to walk lake taupo exotic trees huge collection local volunteers donation box bird life the loop different areas quick look native bush worth a visit the main road car park camellias picnic
Drive through one evening by accident stumbled upon it. Very nice easy drive if you don't have time to get out and walk. Went back the next day and walk only a short bit but was gorgeous not at a crowded on a Sunday afternoon....More
This is a wonderful opportunity to walk through nature.
Yes you will find better Botanic Gardens in other cities around New Zealand and the world. However, once you remember that this gets no external funding at all and is maintained just by volunteers you really...More
Thanks, Waipahihi volunteers, for this little piece of paradise. The gardens are close to the lake and free to enter until sunset, with voluntary donations. Visitors can drive or cycle in from the main road, and park in a little lay-by along the way. The...More
We biked around the road here with our two preschoolers on the back and stopped at different points to do the side walks.
Walks were perfect length for a 4 and 3 year old to walk and explore.
Beautiful native bush setting.
Excellent views at...More
On a winter day, it was quite peaceful to walk on shaded paths and listen to the birds sing. Benches are strategically placed if you are in a contemplative mood. Camelias provided colorful blossoms, otherwise the shades of green throughout were visually quite pleasing.
This is a great place, especially for a walk. Perhaps you can plan half a day just walking in this amazing garden. When we visited, it was spitting, but still enjoyed it very much. If you're lazy, you can have a quick look by driving...More
I thoroughly enjoyed driving around the garden and them walking around part of it. It would be stunning when the rhodo's are out in flower. I would love to go there in the spring. I should think it would be very colourful.