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Taitua Arboretum

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Address: Taitua Road | Whatawhata, Hamilton, New Zealand
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+64 7-838 6622

Taitua Arboretum is a 20-hectare (49-acre) tree collection just out of...

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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Trees Glorious Trees

A fantastic collection of trees, set out in an easy to get around park. Suitable for pushchairs, and easy enough for children to walk around. You can do a short walk or the longer... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fantastic collection of trees, set out in an easy to get around park. Suitable for pushchairs, and easy enough for children to walk around. You can do a short walk or the longer walk depending on what you want to do. There are toilets on site and an interesting collection of cross breeding chickens.

Thank Mikey B
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would be a great spot for a picnic on the grassy open areas or under the trees. Extensive well maintained paths past wonderful tall trees and by ponds full of ducks, geese and swans. There are also scads of hens of various breeds, some with tiny and very cute chicks in tow.

Thank Katieclem46
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk with whole family. Adequate signage to assist through the walk. Kids were be busy exploring all different plants.

Thank Mohammed A
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go many times a year with the family. Different with each season. Lovely walk bring bread for the chickens.

Thank Leanne M
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nature at its best. Smells of grass and trees. Easy walking paths. Not difficult. Birdsong and quiet. Very nice place to walk around. Worth a stop.

Thank andrewjpatten
Hamilton, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A great place to visit with the grandchildren. The kids can run free, pushchair no problem and the big attraction for the children is all the hens and roosters free ranging around the place. We take bird seed (available from supermarket) and enjoy feeding the birds.

Thank jo519
Hamilton, New Zealand
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104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I must be one of the lat people in Hamilton to have stumbled on this. Basically a bush and tree reserve close to the city with some nice walks. You can get away with as little as a 30 minute walk or a gentle 90 minute walk. Very gentle terrain and mostly shingled so pretty easy walking even for the... More 

Thank Shayne M
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Free to visit and really a well-kept secret. Plenty of space to picnic, walk and enjoy the trees and natural unspoilt surroundings.

Thank Greenear85
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great for a walk or escape from the city. A vast area which offers short or long walks. Most of the parts are stroller accessible. there is a carpark, drinking water tap (from a well) and a toilet.

Thank Yana C
Huntly, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

You don't expect hens and chickens (and roosters) to welcome you but here they do - what a surprise. A nice easy walk through the trees, pass ponds, farm land and up and down. Even saw a Moa hidden in the bush (Well a wooden cutout) Not to hard a walk, but very interesting. I must say that we were... More 

Thank Kiwialan

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