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Taitua Arboretum

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Taitua Road | Whatawhata, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6622
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Lovely walk

We found the map (on the board) difficult to follow and managed to miss the path we wanted to turn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joy H
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New Zealand
Hidden gem

A wonderful nature walk for the family. Pushchair friendly, fenced and wide paths. Water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
_kmphilpott7
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Taitua Arboretum is a 20-hectare (49-acre) tree collection just out of Hamilton City. The Arboretum has several lakes and a good network of walking tracks. It is a popular spot for Sunday afternoon picnics and weekend weddings.
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  • Average3%
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“mature trees” (9 reviews)
“bird life” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
Taitua Road | Whatawhata, Hamilton, New Zealand
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+64 7-838 6622
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"mature trees"
in 9 reviews
"bird life"
in 16 reviews
"chickens and ducks"
in 9 reviews
"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"black swans"
in 4 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 6 reviews
"hamilton city"
in 12 reviews
"enjoy the peace"
in 3 reviews
"an easy walk"
in 8 reviews
"close to town"
in 6 reviews
"picnic basket"
in 4 reviews
"autumn colours"
in 3 reviews
"family picnic"
in 3 reviews
"amazing variety"
in 3 reviews
"year round"
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"all ages"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the map (on the board) difficult to follow and managed to miss the path we wanted to turn down to get to the exit. But it's a lovely walk with plenty or trees, creeks and a small lake as well as some friendly...More

Thank Joy H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful nature walk for the family. Pushchair friendly, fenced and wide paths. Water features, birdlife and beautiful mature trees. The park is located alongside a far so the opportunity to see cows is a plus for the kids. Not unusual to see the odd...More

Thank _kmphilpott7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times but visiting after lots of rain wasn’t my best idea. A bit too much mud, slippery leaves and a bad smell from the rotting vegetation for my liking. But it’s a nice walk especially with kids that need to...More

Thank Sandra R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and do. Spent 1 1/2 hours just walking around. Unfortunately it started raining. Chooks following us around. Grandson loved it.

Thank Mary G
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Went with a friend and was just a lovely morning walking and chatting in a very relaxing get-back-to-nature environment. The pathways are excellent

Thank Yvonne F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A great way to spend a couple of hours meandering along with plenty to see. Very popular place for families.

Thank barbsg2014
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

No-roughing it walk amongst beautiful trees. Areas are developed in a really appealing way. Dogs are alliwed on leashes. Tranquil area with easy to walk / jog on path that is well maintained. A real pleasure.

Thank Wilme S
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We visited in the morning it was well used, obviously by locals and visitors. ALOT of feral chickens; but still plenty of other wild birdlife. Great variety of trees. Laid out well, and a nice stroll for us, others were doing serious exercise. Took us...More

Thank katejim1
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Taitua Arboretum is a beautiful and peaceful place to walk among the amazing variety of trees. Its a nice place to walk in the heat of summer as you are in the shade. Great for all ages and little ones especially like to feed the...More

Thank Maggie24nz
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We loved the walking path with surprises around every bend in the road! Cows, chickens, great vistas, beautiful trees, ducks and so much more!

Thank Dyann L
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Tj C
16 July 2017|
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Response from cockies2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi not sure, it is run by the council so I would ask them. Would get great shots at spring and fall due to the colours. There is stock around so it may be no. Cheers
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gloribella2014
27 June 2017|
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Response from Katieclem46 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain, but if you call Hamilton City Council they will be able to tell you.
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gloribella2014
27 June 2017|
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Response from Kiwialan | Reviewed this property |
yes, as long as on a leash
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