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Lovely for a stroll

It was a nice drive from Gisborne and once there it is easy to follow the paths and stroll around... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2021
pennyk839
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Wellington, New Zealand
The Colour Palate of Autumn...a blaze of glory

It was my 5th visit to the national Arboretum and it did not disappoint. Improvements in access... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2021
Rosemary S
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Reviewed 17 March 2021

I have always wanted to visit this place and finally managed to do so this month. Really enjoyed wondering around the mature trees for a couple of hours

Date of experience: March 2021
Thank SJSTS
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Reviewed 15 March 2021

Such a tranquil place with a wide variety of trees and shrubs, in a variety of landscapes. Only disappointment was that the cafe was closed.

Date of experience: March 2021
Thank Jimmyboy1973
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Reviewed 26 February 2021

Beautiful area of nature. After a drive in the countryside you come to the Arboretum. It has a great picnic area under very mature trees to have lunch. Then 2 different areas. One of lovelly flower beds, manicured lawns and very mature trees and one of bush walks. Unfortunately for us a nice bush area with a wooden bridge cordoned off as people were topping a very high redwood tree. A large Kereru or wood pigeon was in the picnic area.

Date of experience: February 2021
Thank rob v
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Reviewed 9 February 2021 via mobile

My friend and I stayed in this relaxing place for long weekend holiday. Even though the location is 30 minutes drive to the city centre, it’s worth it especially if you’re a nature lover. You get a chance to wander in between the glades and gullies of the place. You will wake up listening the humming of birds around and the smell of fresh green grass. I have no hesitation to recommend this place and definitely, we will get back. Big thank you for Marion Nicholas who is so helpful from the time I reserve the room until we paid our accommodation.

Date of experience: February 2021
Thank sherylsimbahan
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Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

We visited on a trip from Opotiki to Gisborne; It’s a bit of a diversion but worth the effort.

Massive collection of trees from around the world that reflects one man’s passion, now carried on by a not for profit foundation.

There are six different well-marked, colour-coded, trails that all start and finish at the visitors’ centre. Range of distances (from 45 minutes to 3 hours) and difficulty. We did the one hour “yellow walk” which was a nice amble. There are wheelchair accessible sections.

Apparently it’s the biggest collect of Northern Hemisphere trees in the Southern Hemisphere!

Date of experience: December 2020
Thank Neil B
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