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Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2937
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A nice garden to visit

This botanical garden is free to visit and has a lot of areas to explore, it has a lot of camellias... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
nosurf
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Culburra Beach, Australia
Good in summer but would be better in spring.

We found out about these gardens through a brochure of walks in Taupo and were glad we went there... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
Donatello B
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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This botanical garden is free to visit and has a lot of areas to explore, it has a lot of camellias and rhododendrons.

Thank nosurf
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We found out about these gardens through a brochure of walks in Taupo and were glad we went there. The bush is really nice and we enjoyed all the bird life there, especially having a wax-eye two feet above us in a tree. Could see...More

Thank Donatello B
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were in New Zealand in October and we were staying at the Hilton in Taupo so we were only minutes from the botanical garden. We figured this would be our chance to check out the local flora. We drove right by the entrance on...More

Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Just down the road from the Hilton Hotel, we stumbled on this botanical garden and all the rhododendrons were in flower, spectacular, well kept and very clean

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

If your mobility is limited it is still worth a drive through the park. You will get several lake lookouts and see many trees and flowers from your car. One way road around it. Donation box at the end to help care for the park....More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

So pleased that I found this attraction listed on TripAdvisor as it doesn't seem to be advertised in any of the tourist brochures - but then its probably better to preserve the peace of such a restful escape from the tourist hype of Taupo. The...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Either stop at the first car park and trek through the gardens from there, or keep driving round and stop at any of the little parking bays along the way. Paths are easy to follow and walk - ideal for all ages, fitness level and...More

Thank crazzimonkee
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

What a beautiful place to walk around. Whoever cares for this area is doing a great job. Beautifully colour planned & pruned. A pleasure to visit.

Thank retmarahau
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful set of gardens thanks to the devotion of local volunteers. Well-constructed gravel paths wend their way through this preserved area of natural woodland with extensive beds of azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias to either side. We imagine this is at its best in the spring...More

Thank Chris_and_Jean
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I didn't even know Taupo had a Botanic Gardens, so was delighted to find Waipahihi. Tucked away at the end of a residetial street, the Gardens are a beautiful, quiet place for contemplation. You can drive through, or park in one of several spots to...More

Thank K1travellers
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