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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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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Mike A
Auckland Central, New Zealand121 contributions
Worth the money!
Mar 2021
When we rocked up here I wondered about the cost and value we might receive ($22.50 adults I think, and $20 for us oldies) but I worried unnecessarily - it was worth at least that! Unfortunately we'd left it late in the day (it closes at 4) so we only had 45 minutes to spend there, we could have spent hours! Absolutely amazing work by Josie Martin - hints of Gaudi and Hundertwasser but only hints, she is mistress of her own style. Difficult to pick out any specific pieces but her Adam and Eve and the piano on the front lawn would be hard to beat. Go as soon as you can and enjoy - kids will love it too. Cafe looked good but we were too late to try it!
Written 1 April 2021
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david@edgeretailacademy.com
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
Don't leave Akaroa without seeing this attraction.
Mar 2021
An absolute must. Having been to Gaudi in Barcelona I was expected to be underwhelmed but I actually think I enjoyed it more. So colourful, bright, happy and quirky. I would visit this each time I'm in Akaroa because you will see different things everytime and it was just so much fun and good for the soul.
Written 30 March 2021
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Anita K
Auckland Central, New Zealand82 contributions
Do not miss
Mar 2021 • Couples
This is a must in Akaroa. Told we must go by other guests where we stayed and so glad we did. Fantastic with the most beautiful mosaics and gorgeous colours. Just loved it
Written 22 March 2021
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Ferg3
Dunedin15 contributions
Excellent
Mar 2021
I went to the Giant housee on Monday. It is just amazing and if your in Akaroa its a must visit. There is so much to see and take in. The lady is lovely.
Written 22 March 2021
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GreeceHelena
Whanganui, New Zealand378 contributions
Wonderful For The Soul
Mar 2021 • Solo
A visit to The Giant's House is an absolute must if you are in Akaroa. Gardeners and/or Artists will appreciate what a labour of love Josie has invested in creating her wonderful home and garden. I am lost for words when trying to describe her achievements as an artist, sculptor and painter. A truly remarkable human being.
Written 20 March 2021
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Jkms0316
Arnprior, Canada53 contributions
Amazing!!
Mar 2021 • Couples
No other words come to mind when describing this attraction, it is simply amazing. The art and detail of the gardens makes The Giants House a necessary stop when visiting Akaroa.
Written 16 March 2021
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