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Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2937
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Stunning Botanical Reserve

What the local volunteers have done here at this reserve is just outstanding. Stunning walks... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
jkloveday
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Taupo, New Zealand
Lovely setting for family photos

Family Occassion where we wanted photos to last. We booked a photographer and met at the Botannic... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Graham P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“full bloom” (8 reviews)
“lake taupo” (13 reviews)
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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 7-378 2937
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

What the local volunteers have done here at this reserve is just outstanding. Stunning walks through native bush with most of NZs great trees on show plus the colours of azelias and rhododendrons in the Spring. Wonderful views and lovely picnic areas it is a...More

Thank jkloveday
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Family Occassion where we wanted photos to last. We booked a photographer and met at the Botannic Gardens. What a great place for a photo shoot.

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 25 June 2017

By far the best thing to do and to see in Taupo. Waipahihi seems to have originated from a private initiative. If you come by car, park the car near the entrance and take a 45-minute walk around. You'll definitely come back to the same...More

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Not the best time to visit but still appreciated the beautiful bush. Easy to get around - plan to do it again in spring

Thank lekiln
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This reserve has few deciduous trees but what there is were showing off the most gorgeous colours especially the Reds. We often visit here when in Taupo, the rhododendrons & azaleas are gorgeous later in the year, the views to the lake are lovely &...More

Thank Susie v
Reviewed 15 May 2017

A team of volunteers care for this forested park full of character trees such as groves of kauri, rhododendron and camellia. Natives and exotics combine for a wonderful experience. Donation boxes allow visitors to show their appreciation for this 'labour of love' Taupo treasure.

1  Thank Hadia P
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We visited in April 2017, still very pleasant. There are good walking tracks. A great attraction to visit for free.

1  Thank Krishan1234
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

We accidently came across the gardens as we came into Taupo from Napier. The autumn foliage was in its most brilliant form. The meandering paths took you through deep ferny glades. The rhododendrons and azaleas would be amazing in spring and we are already planning...More

Thank Kay O
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Botanical Garden were bursting with flowers and the smell was amazing. Beautiful grounds with some good views of Taupo. A nice place to get lost for an afternoon.

Thank Catey B
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Well set out gardens, good walking tracks that would take a push chair or wheel chair. An oasis not far from the city.

Thank nottinghill11
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