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Wrights Watergardens

128 Mauku Road, Patumahoe, Auckland 2678, New Zealand
+64 9-236 3211
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Great photographic opportunities

I had no idea of this place's existence until 2 hours before being taken there, and as a keen... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Kay004
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New Zealand
Disappointing

Waited an hour for our food. Lunch time. The gift shop was dull of Asian items. Spent a bit of... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Denise S
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Wrights Watergardens and Water Garden Function Centre is a unique watergarden located 45 minutes south of Auckland city. Features include ponds, gardens and pathways surround the historic Mauku Waterfall and rock quarry. The beautiful garden is a popular choice for garden visits, weddings, special occasions and celebrations. A garden nursery, café and gift shop are also located onsite.
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  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
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“old quarry” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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128 Mauku Road, Patumahoe, Auckland 2678, New Zealand
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+64 9-236 3211
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I had no idea of this place's existence until 2 hours before being taken there, and as a keen photographer, always on the look out for new subject matter. This is an old quarry turned into some interesting gardens back into the 90s, closed a...More

Thank Kay004
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Waited an hour for our food. Lunch time. The gift shop was dull of Asian items. Spent a bit of money for lunch it would of been nice to go in the gardens for free. Such a shame as I remember the gift shop being...More

Thank Denise S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

After viewing the web Site "which must be old" we were extremely disappointed. The ponds were stagnant and over grown with weed. Paths were in disrepair. I nearly tripped on a loose paving stone and hand rails were rotten. Health & safety would have a...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We took my mother for a lunch at the gardens but didn’t wander through them. I grew up near by and we used to play in the old quarry below the water fall. We camped there many a night, living off the catch of the...More

Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Extremely unkept, dangerous, and no helpful signs posted for pathways. We hit dead ends several times and struggled tofind our way out. Water was stagnant and rancid, and the buildings, wooden railings and bridges were rotten and many were broken. My grandchildren were lucky to...More

Thank Jan7bre
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We came with a grabone ticket for half the price. I think I would have been a little disappointed if we paid the full price. The gardens are quite beautiful but felt that the place needs to be a bit bigger.

Thank 422iana
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

If one wants a purist garden with a manicure flare, this will not be a day at that kind of spa. However, if one wants a more natural spatial relaxation with an immersion into some rustic eccentricity, streaming backyard meanderings, quiet pools, and a waterfall...More

Thank candidcanada
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This garden is about an hour's drive from the centre of Auckland. It mostly features its waterfall, beautiful water plants, and a rusticity that comes with natural gardens. To a degree, the gardens are not spotless but more natural and peaceful rather than pristine. They...More

1  Thank James M
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We decided to visit after viewing the website, however on entry discovered a run down and unmaintained mess. Broken statues and pottery, weeds everywhere, unsafe bridges, and generally in poor repair. The cafe looked in need of a total overhaul. This place has lots of...More

Thank Julia5204
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Drove here to show a German friend only to find out that the gardens were closed. The area surrounding the garden/shop were a total mess. Overgrown, dirty water, disgraceful. We felt sorry for the animals. As for the Cafe - well that was pathetic. Expensive,...More

4  Thank Amanda A
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Response from Vicky H | Reviewed this property |
I have rung up before and asked to book a table on a Saturday for lunch and they said they didn't take bookings so I assumed there was no cafe. I went there today for the first time and there is a cafe, but it seems to... More
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