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Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

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Lovely winter’s walk

Thanks, Waipahihi volunteers, for this little piece of paradise. The gardens are close to the lake... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Awesome spot for families. Thanks volunteers!

We biked around the road here with our two preschoolers on the back and stopped at different points... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2937
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a great place, especially for a walk. Perhaps you can plan half a day just walking in this amazing garden. When we visited, it was spitting, but still enjoyed it very much. If you're lazy, you can have a quick look by driving...More

Thank Ali R
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed driving around the garden and them walking around part of it. It would be stunning when the rhodo's are out in flower. I would love to go there in the spring. I should think it would be very colourful.

Thank onetreept
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Beautiful garden reserve. My husband and I played frisbee here. 😍😄 It's hidden within a residential area. We saw just a few people. We had the place all to ourselves.

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Off the beaten track, these gardens live at the top of the hill behind Taupo. They are maintained by a keen group of volunteers who attempt to minimise the human presence in this unspoilt woodland. Paths have been added to thread between the many flowering...More

2  Thank Nigel T
Reviewed 6 May 2018

It was a very quick visit that I would have loved to have extended, but alas, could not. There are paths/trails leading to & from different areas and plantings and those we had time for were near parking areas, e.g. camellias. We would love to...More

1  Thank GrayMcGowan
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Lovely gardens well set out plenty of signs to drive around parking off road for various different sections

Thank John C
Reviewed 26 April 2018

If you love nature I suggest you take a vist, the area is well laid out and there are lots of small tracks to explore. You can park at the start do the loop and get back to the car 40 minutes to 2 hours...More

1  Thank JohnB16203
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Wendy K
7 September 2018|
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Response from wendy1811027 | Reviewed this property |
No cafe there, just a beautiful park.