The Giants House

The Giants House, Akaroa: Hours, Address, The Giants House Reviews: 4.5/5

The Giants House
4.5
Art Galleries • Gardens
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
The Happiest Garden on Earth..! Garden of International 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!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Mumma&Co
Timaru, New Zealand3,174 contributions
Incredible
May 2021 • Friends
Had considered going other times with the family but at $22 each adult decided against it & the males had no interest. Went with a group of ladies & omg it was AMAZING!!

The views, the sound of the birds, the eclectic mosaics, the music playing, the house, the free fejoas, the colors we all absolutely loved it!!!
Written 16 May 2021
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Val R
New Zealand106 contributions
A must do
May 2021 • Friends
This was absolutely incredible a must do when visiting Akaroa. An international attraction in its own right.
Written 16 May 2021
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Susan L
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions
Unique in NZ
May 2021 • Couples
The Giant's House is fantastic and a unique experience in NZ. The imagination of some artists is beyond me. As well as the amazing mosaic statues, the gardens themselves are well laid out and maintained. Everywhere you look there is something different to see whether it be large an hard to miss or small and quirky.
Written 7 May 2021
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Janet C
Waipawa, New Zealand4 contributions
A sculpture maze
Apr 2021
Shards and pieces of china and tiles cemented into an amazing landscape of figures , animals and ornaments
Written 25 April 2021
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kirsten_alastair
Porirua, New Zealand74 contributions
Awesome artist in residence
Apr 2021 • Family
Got to the artist’s garden about 3:40 and was told It closed at 4. Was rushed through as it closed at 4 so we had to whizz through. It was $60 for our family of five which is pricey as others have stated but the craft that the artist has used on all her statues and paths in the garden is truly incredible. The house is also amazing and a nice way to while away an afternoon. Should be noted that the garden is up a very steep driveway and much of the garden is also on a hillside so people going need to be aware of the need to do stairs.
Written 22 April 2021
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Paul H
Auckland Central, New Zealand172 contributions
Must see in Akaroa
Apr 2021 • Couples
What a great place to visit
Words don't describe how good it is 42 years of hard work just awesome
It's a must visit if you're going to Akaroa
Written 17 April 2021
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Janet Paget
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
Happiness in this garden🌞
Apr 2021 • Couples
A beautiful day in Akaroa made even better by this visit to The Giants House. Wonderful art and also such a beautiful vibrant garden. Amazing.
Written 16 April 2021
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wendy_kingsbury
Whakatane, New Zealand2 contributions
Incredible and a must see!!
Apr 2021
What an incredible place. Enjoyment for all ages. A bit disappointed that we couldn’t buy a small piece of pottery like the little eggs or flowers. We didn’t get to go in the house since we weren’t with a tour group. Maybe next time.
Written 14 April 2021
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Heather O
Tauranga, New Zealand6 contributions
A must see
Apr 2021
This is 1st an artists exhibition of mosaics, sculpture, and mixed media on a grand scale. All blended with an exquisite garden surround. AMAZING
Written 11 April 2021
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167KiwiTravellers
Auckland, New Zealand36 contributions
Worth the visit
Mar 2021 • Family
The mosaics are amazing, especially the amount of time it took to create. So much attention to detail and really need to go around a couple of times to take it all in. The gardens were also beautiful and immaculate.
We really enjoyed our visit and this is a must do if visiting Akaroa.
Would have been nice to have been able to purchase some memorabilia such as mosaic items but have some great photos.
Written 4 April 2021
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