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I rarely pay to visit places such as this but with the autumn colours, there was little debate when... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
via mobile
Trees, trees and more trees

This Arboretum really is worth a 20 minute detour from the highway. It features a huge number of... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Napier, New Zealand
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2392 Wharekopae Road | Rd 2, Ngatapa 4072, New Zealand
+64 6-863 9003
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We had our second autumn visit to Eastwoodhill and loved it just as much .... the colours are fantastic. We invited friends to join us for the day and encouraged them to take advantage of the guided tour and they found the overview really informative....More

3  Thank LilyTga
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Cannot comment on the Arboretum itself as we were not able to access it; we drove a long way, the road from Gisborne is fairly tortuous in itself, so when we finally reached it to find it engulfed in road works (the long driveway from...More

3  Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I rarely pay to visit places such as this but with the autumn colours, there was little debate when it came to paying $15 and spending the afternoon admiring nature at its prettiest. You could spend hours meandering between bushes and trees, admiring the flowers...More

1  Thank Jessisawanderer
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This Arboretum really is worth a 20 minute detour from the highway. It features a huge number of unusual trees and provides numerous walking tracks to view them. We went late one cold and drizzling Sunday autumn morning and often had paths to ourselves. The...More

1  Thank Peyps
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Worth visiting any time of the year for the grand trees, plantings and delights to discover. Excellent, helpful staff and even a coffee machine.

1  Thank Daphne B
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I could have stayed all day, the playground at the end of blue walk (near info centre) pretty cool - lots of options amazing trees

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I took a conducted tour from Gisborne to Eastwoodhill Arboretum. It was a beautiful sunny summer day, just ideal conditions to admire and absorb the magnificent environment. We were a group of 12 so the guides split us into two groups, while group 1 was...More

1  Thank Lyn D
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Lovely area to wander around, helpful friendly staff. Play area for kids, short or long walks available. Great on very hot, windy or drizzly days as can be sheltered. If you're interested in flora this place is of international significance so well worth a visit....More

1  Thank morgan s
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Even on a rainy summers day this was well worth a trip out of town. They have huge umbrellas available and clearly marked paths so the kids had a great time racing around through the trees. I'm sure it must be awesome in autumn and...More

1  Thank 5gomad
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We came as a group of two families with 6 kids between us. The cost is $28 per family (2 adults and 2 children) with each additional child costing $2. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from Gisborne through pretty remote farmland. We needed...More

2  Thank LouiseM4499
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful vision from the founder who was planting trees (of all kinds) while the neighbours and everyone else were knocking them over. Love the story of his predilection for planting in the nude (one gumboot only for spade work). Lots of meandering tracks and pathways,...More

1  Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Considered the best collection of Northern hemisphere trees south of the equator. Really stunning range of trees . Very peaceful , beautiful walks. Hot drinks only available. As it is over 80 years old, some of the trees are very large and have become crowded..some...More

1  Thank w4play
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Chris O
8 April 2017|
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Being from NZ you'll know that autumn has begun. Perhaps wait another few weeks to allow for the autumnal colours to set in.