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The Giant's House

Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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So much to see

The Giant's House is really worth the walk (up a very steep driveway) to appreciate the gardens and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa T
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Canberra, Australia
Well Worth a visit

What an amazing place. Mosaics everywhere-huge ones all over this wonderful property.We arrived... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linley322
,
Tauranga, New Zealand
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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70 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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+64 3-304 7501
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Giant's House is really worth the walk (up a very steep driveway) to appreciate the gardens and the amazing work of this artist!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an amazing place. Mosaics everywhere-huge ones all over this wonderful property.We arrived here on the hop on hop off bus. A climb up the driveway but what a wonderful sight greets you. Has seniors admission rates too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linley322
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has to be seen to be believed. Mosaic sculptures in a large garden setting. I enjoyed all the plants and topiary as well. A must see if you are in Akaroa. The amount of hours put in to create this artistic delight is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jennifer82014
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Giants house is the most unusual attraction I have ever visited. Perched high up on the hillside we entered the gates cost for seniors $20 which I thought was quite expensive. Once you have entered the gardens you are surrounded by giant sized mosaics...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lu B
Reviewed 5 days ago

It's an interesting and inviting place, people moving through are also entertaining to watch. I had the pleasure of watching a husband take so many photos on his I paid that I don't know where he would store them. Hi d you I was no...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very rude hostess ...we visited on Saturday 12th afternoon and had a very unpleasant experience with her.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anzoom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Giant House was included on a shore excursion--we headed there after a delightful visit at a Sheep Farm and nobody--including the driver was very excited or new what to expect. What a great surprise--the color, imagination and creativity surrounded us and we had a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 5Traveler5
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a good couple of hours visiting this one of a kind place while staying on Banks Peninsula recently. It was hard not to be surprised by what was hidden behind the gates at the top of the driveway - so much colour and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful experience for the whole family to enjoy. Definitely a must see when visiting the Soouth Island New Zealand.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After three visits to Akaroa I finally decided to visit this garden as I am interested in doing a few small Mosaic projects in my own garden. It’s a far walk up the hill and this is not suitable for disabled people due to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Trip391623
13 January 2019|
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Response from P6881CKjamesb | Reviewed this property |
The Garden of Tane and the Giants House are about 30 - 40 minutes walking time apart. To go to the Giants House you turn left from the jetty and head through the village and take a right turn up the hill - about 25... More
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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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