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The Giant's House

68 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7501
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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 incredible mosaics. Very Unique. A creative feast and a wonderful experience. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of Akaroa.terraced gardens are full of surprises -expect the unexpected at The Giant's House!
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  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steep driveway” (22 reviews)
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68 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7501
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A 10-15 minute walk up to the Giants House brings you to a steep driveway. On the way up you get a sneak peek at the house but nothing of the amazing garden. A sign saying only paying customers ascend the stairs. Of course we...More

Thank Nniks
Reviewed yesterday

I was in total awe of this place. Unbelievable mosaic sculptures all around the entire property. A must see if in the area.

Thank Joanie663
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our cruise ship stopped in the bay of Akaroa, a very lovey quite town. We took a 15min stroll from the dock to The Giant House. Well worth the walk, not only is there lovely views from The Giant House, but the gardens of the...More

Thank Anita L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We almost didn't go to the Giant's House. Two of our 5 person party went on a Dolphin Boat Ride, but we were tired of being on the water, so decided to go this quirky place. So glad we did. We spent 2 hours looking...More

Thank TerrieGeorgetown
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. The garden has been designed and created by artist Josie Martin and is a very special place indeed. It is well worth a visit as the garden plants blend in with the uniques paths models and displays. I have never...More

Thank BarryD974
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an amazing garden/art installation. All ages will enjoy visiting this beautiful spot. Inspirational and a lot of fun. There is a cafe on site.

Thank Maccyoz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited The Giants House on a stop from a cruise ship last week. From the main strip it’s an easy 10 minute walk to get there. Entry is $20 which we didn’t know before we went and we were hesitant about whether it would...More

Thank Hellyerwetravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go in at all!! $20 per person is overpriced and then the sign basically telling you not to go up the stairs if you aren't paying, well that just appeared rude, what if we had questions?? Fine place if you want to be...More

Thank Karlosdajackel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mum really wanted to see this so I went. Not being a great lover of art I was pleasantly surprised it’s a beautiful creation. Admittance was 20 which I thought was a bit expensive

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has gone into the gardens. She is clearly creative. Magical garden probably more so in the sun. Mozaic madness.

Thank Annalise E
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Richard G
4 December 2015|
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Response from deejay8567 | Reviewed this property |
it is as others say $20 to get in. Well worth it.No shuttle from the port although there is no 'port' in Akaroa lol. If coming in by boat I would estimate it to be a pleasant 20min walk along the shore line and then up a... More
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
4 July 2015|
Response from Josie M | Property representative |
Hello, We are about 15minute walk from the location you will get of the ship, there is also a free shuttle available, which will drop you off at the entrance, my access is a bit steep so please wear suitable foot... More