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Interesting sculptures in a subtropical garden

On a nice day, you can enjoy a walk through a subtropical garden and encounter about 40 interesting... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Robert D
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Brooklyn, New York
Fun fun fun

This place was lovely, nice surprises around every corner. Nice walking through the bush, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Travellotz66
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Wellington, New Zealand
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40+ selected sculptures set among 5 acres of award winning subtropical garden. The 1km of trail follows the sensitively displayed artworks emphasising the colour and textures of the plants. Sculpture media include glass, ceramic, wood, stone, sound...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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190 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand
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+64 9-407 8933
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We stayed at one of our the lodges and went round garden before we left for home. Lots of very interesting plants and sculptures. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We asked at the reception desk once we found it, if this walk round the sculptures was for someone who had limited mobility? We were told no problem, we had a 95 year old man here last week and he did it easy, paid our...More

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tazNz, Owner at Wharepuke Sculpture Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

We’re sorry you were having a bad morning. While it is very difficult to make a call on someones fitness that you have never met. the drive down into our carpark shows the general terrain of the property. The trail is almost 1km in length...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We stayed at one of our the lodges and went round garden before we left for home. Lots of very interesting plants and sculptures. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

On a nice day, you can enjoy a walk through a subtropical garden and encounter about 40 interesting sculptures en route. Pick up a guide at the entrance which tells you about the art works and also helps you to identify them.More

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tazNz, Owner at Wharepuke Sculpture Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thank you for your review Robert. We have 5 more interesting pieces being made over the coming months from artist from NZ as well as UK, Austria and Australia. Really wonderful to have such an interest from well respected artists who are going to be...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

I wouldnt make a special trip unless you are really interested in sculpture. We were staying at the cottages there so had a look, also if you go to the restaurant for lunch you could wander around after. Pleasant to walk around the garden and...More

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tazNz, Owner at Wharepuke Sculpture Park, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

On a grey wet day in the depths of winter, when you were here, the gardens could look “a little tired” for those not really interested in plants or sculptures but the gardens change with the seasons as do the artworks and things are always...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful collection of intentional art amongst 20 years of loving care in this garden. Well worth the wander.

Thank Tina M
tazNz, Manager at Wharepuke Sculpture Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thanks for your great review Tina. Most of the artworks change throughout the year as do the gardens. Always something new to see...and I live here!

Reviewed 10 March 2018

This place was lovely, nice surprises around every corner. Nice walking through the bush, beautiful flowers everywhere and the cafe was really lovely too.

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

We went in mainly to see the gardens, some the sculptures were defiantly not our cup of tea but some were particularly good, essence for example was fantastic. Gardens are lovely and it's well sign posted as you wander around. Sadly didn't get to visit...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Some of the art was lovely. As they say, art is in the eye of the beholder. gardens were lovely, quite a walk for older travelers

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We were looking for a place to stay in Kerikeri and came across Wharepuke Sculpture Park and Gardens which also had accommodation on site. We had a great time wandering around the grounds and enjoying the sculptures.. really peaceful setting and lots of great creative...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We had a one day workshop in May 2017 at Wharepuke Print Studio. Mark was a pleasure to deal with, from the moment we enquired through to the end of the actual workshop. Before we started he outlined different options for our session and we...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Stopped for lunch here again and were delighted not only with the lovely staff but the selection of food and the coffee. Well thought out choices for lunch menu and the atmosphere was great. We had a waitress from Norway/Sweden?? and she was so pleasant...More

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