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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
Wonderful!

Peaceful place. Loved walking amongst the vast array of tall trees with their colourful Autumn... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2021
LouiseChristine
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 April 2021

Peaceful place. Loved walking amongst the vast array of tall trees with their colourful Autumn leaves. Accommodation is clean & all inside, so it's very easy to access shared kitchen, bathrooms etc. Lovely area for eating outside. Friendly helpful staff. I'm keen to come back again. Nice for all ages, kids included, with a room for kids to do drawings/ educational experiences about plants. Reasonable gift shop., although I think there is a market there for someone to sell current beautiful photos of the trees in full colour, eg poster size. Needs a cafe!! Would be ideal after a walk to come back to a cafe. The grounds are not what I'd call, highly manicured, and some water features aren't working anymore but perhaps funding isn't what it used to be. Certainly these things didn't detract from my experience of the Arboretum and I've already recommended it to friends.

Date of experience: April 2021
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Reviewed 9 April 2021

A wondrous experience: 1.5 hours of travelling in a golf buggy and a fascinating explanation of the history and the trees - for $22 each (because senior citizens) Thank you so much Martin!

Date of experience: April 2021
Thank Radne A
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Reviewed 5 April 2021 via mobile

The whole place could have more money spent on it
Charming and delightful nevertheless.
We found the provided map confusing. Could do with more interpretation boards with the story
Enjoyed the formal gardens.

Date of experience: March 2021
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Reviewed 3 April 2021

Glorious walks amongst a wonderful selection of 3500 trees from around the world. Well signposted and a good choice of different walks, seats scattered around and lovely views. Super especially in the autumn with colours, sunshine and peace.

Date of experience: April 2021
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Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

This is an amazing place to stay. We were a group of cyclists and found Marion very welcoming and efficient. Food that we had pre - ordered including dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch was plentiful and delicious. Beds comfortable. Interesting to be able to view history boards etc at our leisure and to have the whole Arboretum to ourselves overnight. This place is a National Treasure

Date of experience: March 2021
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