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Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

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A 'must' for visitors to Taupo

A hard sealed road allows you to drive a circuit through the gardens with spots to park and walk... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Drive through one evening by accident stumbled upon it. Very nice easy drive if you don't have time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cami N
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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2937
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A hard sealed road allows you to drive a circuit through the gardens with spots to park and walk. The beauty of the gardens is only added to by the views out to the lake

Thank Ronah802
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Cami N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to walk around and take time to smell the roses! Great tracks and good access. A must see in Tāupo.

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the time at the gardens driving around and getting out to do little walks at all the parking spots. Some great views over Lake Taupo.

Thank EddieAlexCook
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank SimpleSimX
Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Thank SarahDawnHoward
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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.

Thank Polly N
Reviewed 22 July 2018

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

Thank Ali R
Reviewed 12 July 2018

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.

Thank onetreept
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Wendy K
7 September 2018|
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Response from wendy1811027 | Reviewed this property |
No cafe there, just a beautiful park.