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Taitua Arboretum

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On my doorstep.

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

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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Lovely walk amongst trees

No-roughing it walk amongst beautiful trees. Areas are developed in a really appealing way. Dogs... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
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“mature trees”(9 reviews)
“nice walk”(15 reviews)
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.
Taitua Road | Whatawhata, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6622
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All reviews chickens and ducks mature trees nice walk bird life peaceful place enjoy the peace hamilton city an easy walk amazing variety pleasant afternoon all ages great place to visit couple of hours roosters picnic paths stroll
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank barbsg2014
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank WilmeS1
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank katejim1
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Maggie24nz
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dyann L
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The Aboretum is the perfect place for mums (or anyone for that matter) to come with the kids for peaceful time out. Stop in at the Bin in in Dinsdale and get some chicken grains (bread isn’t ideal for the ducks and chickens) there are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Debbi L
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Need a walk? Enjoy the outdoors with family, friends and family dog. Lovely walk whatever the season to experience seasonal change, a place of peace, areas to picnic and reflect.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank xyzChiangMai
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Nice walk amongst lovely trees. A shame there are so many roosters making so much noise! There are nice little lakes/ponds.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank HamiltonFionaw
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Just outside Hamilton, this is a little gem. Worth visiting for the wildlife in the car park. There were even Ginuea Fowl wondering around Lovely walks on well graded tracks. A Hamilton must do.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank peter_the_traveller4
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Just a quick visit walking all their tracks. Have seen a lot of better places and a little disappointing.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Doug S
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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