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Taitua Arboretum

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Taitua Road | Whatawhata, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6622
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Stroll in the Park

Nice stroll in the park with my wife. Good tracks and people were using push chairs. Contour is... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
Great spot for picnic and exercise.

A beautiful spot to take the whole family, easy walking and some lovely spots for a picnic. Great... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
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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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“mature trees” (8 reviews)
“nice walk” (13 reviews)
Taitua Road | Whatawhata, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6622
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Nice stroll in the park with my wife. Good tracks and people were using push chairs. Contour is easy rolling and alot of benches etc, would be great for a family picnic. One suggestion is on the park signs they use a reference number that...More

Thank cockies2017
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

A beautiful spot to take the whole family, easy walking and some lovely spots for a picnic. Great for all ages. Good parking.

Thank Kylough19
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I was taken here by my Uncle and Aunt who have lived here for 20+ years, so I also got a free history lesson about the place. Diverse range of trees, nice spot for a walkabout, or a picnic. No entry fee either.

Thank NZ1one1 .
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for a relaxing stroll. Many different tree species from many different countries, and really interesting to read all the labels. A great place to visit any time of the yrar, but absolutely stunning in the autumn. Dont forget to take a camrra.

Thank brucedelaney59
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We visit Taitua Arboretum regularly - the last time was just a couple of weeks ago. It's only a short drive out of Hamilton, towards Whatawhata. Parking's usually fine. The walk around usually takes us 40 minutes or so - it's not all that far...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank Mikey B
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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
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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
27 June 2017|
Response from Katieclem46 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain, but if you call Hamilton City Council they will be able to tell you.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Kiwialan | Reviewed this property |
yes, as long as on a leash