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The Giant's House

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Incredible mosaic art

I did not want to leave this magical garden. There were exciting discoveries around every corner... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Speedigondeedee
via mobile
A real gem

Loved the art and gardens and French music. Whimsical and fun. There is a nice cafe on site. Allow... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ireneaT5560YK
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The Happiest Garden on Earth..! Garden of National Significance.. A Josie Martin creation.. Colourful, beautiful balance between garden and art. Don’t miss the fun DVD playing in the contemporary art gallery. Terraced gardens with sculptures and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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68 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did not want to leave this magical garden. There were exciting discoveries around every corner and the mosaic characters almost seemed to come alive. Afternoon tea in the garden was a delight. A must see when visiting Akaroa

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the art and gardens and French music. Whimsical and fun. There is a nice cafe on site. Allow at least an hour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ireneaT5560YK
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much work and intricate detail has gone into the sculptures surrounding this house. Worth a look. Definitely one for art lovers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sonja V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing place. The art is truly amazing and the gardens spectacular. Our friends had been before and loved it. The day was hot and the walk steep but worth it. The back story of how the whole thing has evolved is lovely and there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 190karenl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We almost were not going to visit the Giants House but with a few hours to kill before returning to our cruise ship we thought "Why not" - and we are ever so glad we decided to walk (stagger) up that driveway. after paying our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured The Giant's House in lovely Akaroa on the spectacular Banks Peninsula. The house is a former bank manager's residence, which has been wonderfully restored by the artist who lives there. The added features are a plethora of super-creative sculptures decorating the grounds. Fantastic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank classic1903
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Giant’s House during a stopover to Akaroa on the Radiance of the Seas. It’s a relatively easy walk from the town jetty and then up a side street - about 1 km. The $20 entry fee is well worth it for what...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank P6881CKjamesb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite it being a rainy weekend we had a lovely time in Akaroa - what a treasure to find this beautiful display of colour and creativity!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Emma1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We nearly didn’t visit as we felt it was a little expensive to visit a garden but what a surprise. It is genuinely unique. It’s worth watching the film to see how the garden came about due to a broken step. We spent an hour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Joanne264
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is well worth the stop. Beautiful garden with amazing mosaic work. Wonder through creative paths lined with amazing florals, topiary and mosaic creations. Beautiful views from the highest areas. Admission is a bit pricey but I am glad I went. Totally inspired.

Date of experience: November 2018
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xxchanelhallxx
8 September 2018|
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Response from thegiantshouse | Property representative |
Very sorry, unfortunately not..!
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Richard G
4 December 2015|
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Response from NicolGreece |
It's 20$ to get it When cruise ships are tendering there are shuttle buses running along the port but u still have to walk up the hill from the main road !!!!
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Richard G
4 December 2015|
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•Garden visit : $20 per adult, $10 per child (2 - 15 years of age) •Family Concession Prices: ◦2 Adults + 1 Child $45 ◦2 Adults + 2 Children $50 ◦2 Adults + 3 Children $55 ◦2 Adults + 4 Children $60 ◦Students (with ID... More
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