The Giants House

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

The Giants House
4.5
Art Galleries • Gardens
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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
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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!
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,047 contributions
Feb 2022
This is a worthwhile attraction to visit particularly when we did on a beautiful summer afternoon when the flowers herein full bloom. The various sculptures are amazing; they are inspirational and so clever and funny. Just a place of joy and colour. We also had a very nice afternoon tea which was beautifully served. Definitely a must-see attraction.
Written 28 February 2022
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Gael B
9 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Awesome place, the mosaics are amazing. As good as any in Barcelonas Gruell Park.
Little tea Cafe there too
Written 22 February 2022
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Jane
4 contributions
Jan 2022
A great spot to check out during our day trip during the school holidays. Lots for the kids of all ages to see, and just as impressive for the adults!
Written 14 February 2022
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Grandvisitor
Whitianga, New Zealand243 contributions
Nov 2021
We had heard a lot about the Giants house but you have to see to believe. The fact that one woman had created this is a real credit to her. If you are in Akaroa it is a must see.
Written 7 February 2022
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Kay P
Auckland, New Zealand63 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Exceeded expectations. Was a really fun quirky experience which everyone seemed to enjoy. The garden was beautiful with fantastic views and all kinds of mosaics. Would appeal to all ages. A great place to spend some time and have a cool drink on a hot day. Highly recommended.
Written 29 January 2022
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DitchDiver
Auckland Central, New Zealand75 contributions
Jan 2022
I'd never even heard about the Giants House but we were put onto it by the incredibly helpful representative of Akaroa Dolphins. It wouldn't normally be the sort of place on our radar–a mosaic sculpture garden–but the place is simply magical. The beautiful garden would be worth a visit alone but the juxtaposition of so many works of art is truly uplifting. It's an Akaroa must-do.
Written 18 January 2022
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frostie001
Geraldine, New Zealand7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Brilliant… artistic… cute… really enjoyed our visit and had a very cute afternoon tea… totally recommend
Written 16 January 2022
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Muriel Brent
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We took our three teenagers for a less enthusiastic outing. We were pleasantly surprised. The mosaic and artwork seemed breathtaking to them. They were inspired and wanted to make mosaics themselves. Absolutely lovely garden well taken care of. You really got a feel for Josi’s character and worldview. Thank you for allowing us in your private space. We were thrilled.
Written 16 January 2022
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Safari562201
Goreme, Turkey15 contributions
Jan 2022
Nice place to spend 2-3 hours. The mosaic art is exhibited very well. Various level settings of the gardens and art works makes it quite interesting. The Café inside is also good.
Written 7 January 2022
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Peteclair
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand11 contributions
Nov 2021
We spent several hours wandering The Giant House garden. It is absolutely FABULOUS!! Josie is so creative. We were a family of 5 adults from 90 yrs to 25yrs, each and everyone of us loved it! The sculptures are so quirky and colourful it really does lift your spirits and put a smile on your face. Thanks so much Josie for sharing your amazing talents!
Written 7 December 2021
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