Whangarei Quarry Gardens

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Whangarei Quarry Gardens
4.5
Visitor Centres • Gardens
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a subtropical oasis created by volunteers in the remnants of a former quarry in Northland, New Zealand. The Gardens are open to the public and feature subtropical gardens, native forest walks, waterfalls, streams, quarry ruins, tunnels, a scented Camellia collection, a plethora of NZ native and exotic plant species and so much more... The Gardens have been created through the blood, sweat, tears and laughter of volunteers, supporting companies and other interest groups. Entry is by DONATION, with all proceeds used to develop our gardens
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1-2 hours
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Dreamer14561189998
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Family
Great foresight from one man and an awesome community to make these magnificent gardens. We thoroughly enjoyed our well ome from Alan, wander through the gardens and greetings from the volunteer gardens and appreciate the amazing space, plants and environment.

Easy to stroll and enjoy for a well deserved donation contribution. We probably spent a little over an hour but could have explored more, but went to enjoy morning tea at Quails cafe on site. (Good food and coffee.)

Definitely recommend a chilled visit here
Written 28 January 2022
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Where in the world is Marina
Auckland, New Zealand1,237 contributions
Couples
Can’t believe I hadn’t been here before. So peaceful and beautiful. Loved walking around with the fresh air and seeing all the different plants and flowers from around the world. This place is magical with small waterfalls too and a lake. So much to see. We walked around twice because we didn’t want to leave. Donation entry or $20 membership for the year. Delicious Quail Cafe on site and ample parking.
Written 23 May 2021
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kiwijokers
Auckland, New Zealand349 contributions
Friends
Some amazing plants here. I was even able to struggle up the path with crutches. Lovely cafe too. Clean and tidy
Written 17 May 2021
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fandingo
Auckland, New Zealand206 contributions
The quarry gardens are a must-see for nature-lovers, gardeners and anyone who wants to walk a little or a lot around some amazing plants and sculptures. Lots of room for kids to explore and beauty everywhere. So much love and passion has been put into the creation of this space and it is completely relaxing and invigorating too!
Written 29 March 2021
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Amos Q
Honiara, Solomon Islands110 contributions
Couples
What a lovely unexpected treasure in Whangarei. Lovely cafe and splendid gardens which would be assessable by 99% of people with different levels of mobility. Great variety of different New Zealand natives and international treasures.
Written 26 February 2021
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Kirstin T
Glenfield, New Zealand35 contributions
Couples
We are looking for ideas for a garden that takes our breath away, there are a multitude of ideas here!

Beautiful plants and planting are everywhere! Clearly considerable thought has been put into colour, texture and shape The addition of original quarry pieces and sculpture that mirrors those pieces is just beautiful.

The cafe is a welcome break. We just had coffee, but the meals we saw coming out of the kitchen looked beautiful!
Written 28 January 2021
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Wayne M
Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand332 contributions
Take time to wonder and enjoy this great setting; a wee hidden gem. Peaceful, relaxed and great to stroll and enjoy
Written 15 January 2021
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realtangobabe
NEW ZEALAND63 contributions
Couples
If you are travelling up north and want to break your trip to stretch your legs this is the perfect way to do it. It takes about 30-40 minutes to walk round the gardens which are peaceful and serene. We can also highly recommend the cinnamon scrolls at the cafe!
Written 16 December 2020
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Serendipity
Auckland, New Zealand107 contributions
Entry was by gold coin donation manned by local volunteers.

As one walked through the door, there were shelves with small pots of plants for sale, species from the Gardens.

The Gardens had some beautiful plants and exquisite flowers in an ecologically natural setting.

It was blissful to smell the fragrance from the different flowers as one meanders around.
Written 26 October 2020
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Pink
20 contributions
We went for school holidays with my kids. Very lovely place to visit cause you will see lots of different types of flowers and fruits tree you can’t find in New Zealand. Worth have a go.
Written 17 October 2020
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Whangarei Quarry Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM