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Taitua Arboretum

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Lovely spot

Always gorgeous, a lovely place for a picnic or a walk with friends or family, sometimes can be... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Easy trails

Well maintained wide pathways, pretty green space and too many chickens-haha! Lots of chicks... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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“mature trees”(9 reviews)
“nice walk”(15 reviews)
“bird life”(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 mature trees nice walk bird life peaceful place hamilton city enjoy the peace autumn colours family picnic amazing variety year round all ages great place to visit couple of hours chickens roosters paths nature
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Always gorgeous, a lovely place for a picnic or a walk with friends or family, sometimes can be extremely busy, so would recommend going earlier in the day.

Thank HexEscapeRoom
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Well maintained wide pathways, pretty green space and too many chickens-haha! Lots of chicks currently. Parking lot and toilets at the start.

Thank kinx81
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We have been planning a trip to visit for sometime. However, the weather dissuaded us. Having had a drier spell we headed over and had a wonderful wander around. The paths are well formed for wet or dry weather. There are many spots for picnics...More

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Beautiful easy-slope walk through beautiful bush and near farmland. the wild Chickens were fantastic to see chasing each other through the bush..

Thank wenzzz2016
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This surprising attraction is just minutes from the Hamilton City western boundary. This is a mature garden with lake. There are many many interesting trees and other plants to look at. It is a beautiful quiet tranquil place. There are sunny lawns for the picnic....More

Thank SL_NZ1
Reviewed 24 September 2017

On a recent Sunday - Father's Day actually. - four of us,a mixed group including my 14 year old Grandson and two International homestay students and me , a retiree , took a 15 minute drive from Hamilton city out to the Taitua Arboratum Well...More

Thank Natalie L
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Though I did not meet them last time I was enjoying the arboretum I met them the time before and that will always be the highlight of this very special place. Been going there for many years and have seen it evolve and change. Lovely...More

Thank GipsiV
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for family walk - plenty of chickens for kids to feed. Highly recommended as doesn't take too long to wander round with young kids.

Thank StAndrew3200
Reviewed 20 July 2017

But probably best to avoid if its been pouring down because it was a bit muddy. Great for dog walking, or even just a walk on your own, to get away from the business of life as it is very quite and peaceful there.

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Nice walk, out in the country. Pretty quiet and don't think it is very well known so good to not be bothered by other people! Lots of nice fruit trees also

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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