Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

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Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

Waipahihi Botanical Gardens
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4.5
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
BOASTING SPECTACULAR VIEWS.
Mar 2020
Waipahihi Botanical Garden is an amazing park of native trees and colourful bushes, shrubs and plants which boasts spectacular views over Great Lake Taupo.
Written 22 February 2021
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Ali_Hawkins
Wellington, New Zealand2,118 contributions
Peaceful and beautoful
Dec 2020 • Solo
What a lovely place to visit - and it’s remarkable that it is largely maintained by volunteers. The grounds are so tranquil, with lovely walking trails and paths. Some areas are planted formally with camellias and azaleas and there are rhododendrons throughout the lovely green surroundings. In other areas there are open parks and lush bush. Birdlife is abundant too. There is a sealed road you can use if you have any mobility issues, which will still give you a lovely appreciation of the area. I visited first thing in the morning, the garden is open from 8am, and the birdsong was just wonderful. It’s a lovely spot for contemplation - although you do notice nearby road noise from time to time, depending where you are in the garden. It’s a lovely place, well done to the group who gives their time to make it stay beautiful, thank you.
Written 23 December 2020
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Valsattheblock
Auckland Central, New Zealand50 contributions
Peaceful
Sep 2020 • Family
What a delightful setting, with plenty of spots to stop and park the car, lovely seating in tranquil areas, and, at this time of the year stunning rhododendron and azalea to see
Written 30 September 2020
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C.C.J
Australia16 contributions
Well maintained
Sep 2020
I would highly recommend the Waipahihi Gardens if your looking to go for a stroll in the area.
These are well maintained and well laid out, I would say it is a great place to go for a walk anytime of the year.
Written 24 September 2020
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Susan B
7 contributions
Beautiful Gardens
Aug 2020
This Botanical Garden is well maintained with nicely laid out displays & paths to explore anytime of the year.
Written 21 August 2020
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travaller60
Wellington, New Zealand99 contributions
Recommend
Jan 2020
A great relaxing walk with magic views at the top. Easy walk for all ages. Lots of trails. Beautiful bushes/flowers especially the azaleas. Its free
Written 25 July 2020
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kentoni2018
Taupo District, New Zealand59 contributions
Surprise visit.
Jun 2020
We were driving past entry of Botanical Gardens and thought let's drive-through, this was well worth the effort, and feel everybody would find it interesting if you enjoy nature, etc.
Written 12 June 2020
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Brittany Nawani
Taupo, New Zealand151 contributions
Perfect place
May 2020 • Family
Today my son and i went for a bike ride to the Botanical Gardens in Taupo,
although you can't take bikes on the Bush tracks we are allowed to go on the road loop which was a lot of fun!
Lots of nice things to see and some really beautiful trees. Definitely recommend visiting during this time of the year to get the coloured leaves 🥰🍂🌳🍁🍃🌲🚲
Written 12 May 2020
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Pauline C
Murcia, Spain248 contributions
Fabulous place for all family to enjoy
May 2020 • Family
What a find!! I have visited these gardens most days of my 6 week stay up to now in Taupo. I seem to find a different route round the gardens each time I go. Whether you take boundary route or go into gardens on many of the side paths you will see something different everytime.

Cars are allowed in normally but as we have been in lockdown , there have only been pedestrians.

I enjoyed searching for Taupo painted stones which children and artists paint and hide and re-hide throughout the gardens. Taupo stones have own Facebook page. Take a photo, post on Facebook and then re-hide. My grandchildren enjoyed this as did I.

There are easy paths and more difficult routes. There are excellent views at stages of the lake. Toadstools, and all matter of fungi are to be found.

The sound of the tui and many birds can be seen and heard as you walk around.
Do not miss visiting this great place.
Written 5 May 2020
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Taupo#1
Auckland, New Zealand40 contributions
Lovely walking through the trees
Jan 2020
Beautiful trees and walkways . Kids love it especially going rock hunting . It really is a lovely asset looking out over the Lake . Recommend .
Written 5 March 2020
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