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Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2937
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Must See In Spring

We were in New Zealand in October and we were staying at the Hilton in Taupo so we were only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott B
Great walk!

Just down the road from the Hilton Hotel, we stumbled on this botanical garden and all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ian L
Hervey Bay, Australia
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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2937
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank kinx81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Annaliese62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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