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Waipahihi Botanical Gardens

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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2937
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Beautiful

I thoroughly enjoyed driving around the garden and them walking around part of it. It would be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
onetreept
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Beautiful and private!

Beautiful garden reserve. My husband and I played frisbee here. 😍😄 It's hidden within a... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
TAROTZAMM
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Shepherd Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 7-378 2937
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"full bloom"
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"beautiful place to walk"
in 3 reviews
"lake taupo"
in 13 reviews
"plants and trees"
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"huge collection"
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"local volunteers"
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"donation box"
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"the loop"
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"bird life"
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"run by volunteers"
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"different areas"
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"worth a visit"
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"native bush"
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"car park"
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"camellias"
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"picnic"
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"towering"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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.

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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

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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
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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
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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

Thank John B
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

We always take our visitors to the gardens as it is such an asset to Taupo. It is a huge area and so well looked after by volunteers. Each path takes you for a lovely walk into different areas, and the diverse planting is stunning.

1  Thank wendy1811027
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We really enjoyed our visit here. So well kept and so many interesting areas. Loved the bush walks and will definitely come back to see all the rhododendrons in flower. Will be so pretty in Spring, but worth a visit all year round. Congrats to...More

1  Thank Nadine740
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

It was worth taking the time to visit these gardens a little way out of town. Lovely and quiet with well maintained tracks to view native and exotic trees.. It would be wonderful to visit when the rhodos and camellias were in flower which they...More

Thank Kim F
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I love Botanical Gardens but this would not be on my top 10 for this time of year. Terre is very little going on in March. Found only 3 flowing plants, one Camellia and one beautiful Fly Agaric Toadstool. Apart form the there are some...More

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