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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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Amazing Mosaic Garden

This place is well worth the stop. Beautiful garden with amazing mosaic work. Wonder through... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Weird and fun

Amazing dedication by the artist who was there during the visit with her hair reflecting the dark... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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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68 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7501
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Reviewed 2 days 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.

Thank Ackdiver
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing dedication by the artist who was there during the visit with her hair reflecting the dark blue in much of her artwork. Millions of pieces of mosaic used to construct larger than life statues, piano, swimmers, clowns and paths. Take it slowly up the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk around the many and quirky sculptures was fun. A sunny day with lots of families and fun. We took about one hour to take in all the various parts. Enjoyable.

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

No website or picture can do this experience justice. Josie is an excellent and very talented artist who brought these gardens to life! Each area was sensational. The house and gardens have a great view of the harbor to add to the experience.

Thank richclift
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't say enough WONDERFUL things about the Giant's House. So impressive; could have stayed for hours more. We almost didn't go, but so glad we did. You will never see anything else like it!

Thank jandckeech1979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought a visit to the Giants House would be a nice way to fill in a morning but we did not have high hopes of anything special. How wrong we were. Magnificent gardens with hours and hours of work creating mosaic display, a bit...More

Thank Loz310
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing to do for a couple of hours if you are interested in art, creativity and colour. Reminiscent of gaudis work in Barcelona.

Thank Sunshine19847139152
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it here, for $20 per adult you get to go in this amazing garden filled with Josie 's mosaic art, i felt like i had fallen into alice in wonderland. We went on a sunny day amd i think that made it stunning...More

Thank Zoe F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is certainly a unique, quirky and colourful garden filled with mosaics atop a hill in Akaroa. The mosaic artworks are amazing. You can grab a drink or snack and sit in the garden and just soak up the view and talents of this gifted...More

Thank Suzy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great afternoon. Turn a corner and amused at the thought process and sheer hard work behind a lovely garden and the installations

Thank Pink056
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8 September 2018|
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Response from thegiantshouse | Property representative |
Very sorry, unfortunately not..!
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 !!!!
Richard G
4 December 2015|
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Response from E2363ODstephenl | Reviewed this property |
•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