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A delightful and well cared for garden, at its best currently with rhododendrons in flower... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Absolutely Stunning

A relaxful atmosphere to meander through at your own leisure. A LOT of hard working volunteers have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
New Zealand
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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2937
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful and well cared for garden, at its best currently with rhododendrons in flower. Slightly unusual as the design is based on a car loop with stops. More sign boarding regarding walking loops would have been helpful. No plant labelling; again this would have...More

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A relaxful atmosphere to meander through at your own leisure. A LOT of hard working volunteers have made an attraction that Taupo can be so proud of. We really did enjoy our morning amble through here. To all the staff - our sincerest congratulations. We...More

Thank collinz0188lsnt
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

A hard sealed road allows you to drive a circuit through the gardens with spots to park and walk. The beauty of the gardens is only added to by the views out to the lake

Thank Ronah802
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Drive through one evening by accident stumbled upon it. Very nice easy drive if you don't have time to get out and walk. Went back the next day and walk only a short bit but was gorgeous not at a crowded on a Sunday afternoon....More

Thank Cami N
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to walk around and take time to smell the roses! Great tracks and good access. A must see in Tāupo.

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is a wonderful opportunity to walk through nature. Yes you will find better Botanic Gardens in other cities around New Zealand and the world. However, once you remember that this gets no external funding at all and is maintained just by volunteers you really...More

Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the time at the gardens driving around and getting out to do little walks at all the parking spots. Some great views over Lake Taupo.

Thank EddieAlexCook
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Thanks, Waipahihi volunteers, for this little piece of paradise. The gardens are close to the lake and free to enter until sunset, with voluntary donations. Visitors can drive or cycle in from the main road, and park in a little lay-by along the way. The...More

Thank SimpleSimX
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We biked around the road here with our two preschoolers on the back and stopped at different points to do the side walks. Walks were perfect length for a 4 and 3 year old to walk and explore. Beautiful native bush setting. Excellent views at...More

Thank SarahDawnHoward
Reviewed 12 August 2018

On a winter day, it was quite peaceful to walk on shaded paths and listen to the birds sing. Benches are strategically placed if you are in a contemplative mood. Camelias provided colorful blossoms, otherwise the shades of green throughout were visually quite pleasing.

Thank Polly N
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Wendy K
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No cafe there, just a beautiful park.