Whangarei Quarry Gardens

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Whangarei Quarry Gardens
4.5
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
About
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 are a work in progress and have been created through the blood, sweat, tears and laughter of volunteers, supporting companies and other interest groups. Entry is by GOLD-COIN DONATION, with all proceeds used to purchase plants and equipment. Thanks!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Where in the world is Marina
Auckland, New Zealand1,235 contributions
Magical
May 2021 • 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 Zealand346 contributions
Lovely surprise
May 2021 • 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 Zealand200 contributions
Great for Gardeners and everyone else!
Mar 2021
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 Islands99 contributions
Beautiful gardens and a great cafe.
Feb 2021 • 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 Zealand26 contributions
Inspiration
Jan 2021 • 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
Enjoy this great setting
Jan 2021
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 ZEALAND53 contributions
Peaceful setting
Dec 2020 • 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
Amazing place
Oct 2020
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
Lovely place
Oct 2020
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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Thomas_Rong
Auckland, New Zealand58 contributions
Nice break from driving through Whangarai
Oct 2020
Nice break in nature.

Quite relaxing and interesting to see plants you did not know.

Plan to walk around for half an hour, all the way up to the lake.
Written 9 October 2020
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