Taitua Arboretum, Hamilton

4.7
#4 of 10 in Parks in Hamilton
Pack a picnic and relax in the tranquility of Taitua Arboretum, which houses lush plant life and mature trees. Follow the paths through this woodland garden and search out lakes where you can feed the ducks. Animal lovers will enjoy identifying the birds, and be ready to be greeted by free-roaming chickens in the park, too. Wear comfortable walking shoes for the steeper pathways. Put Taitua Arboretum and other Hamilton attractions into our Hamilton trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We visited in the morning it was well used, obviously by locals and visitors. ALOT of feral chickens; but still plenty of other wild birdlife. Great variety of trees. Laid out well, and a nice stroll ...  more »
  • Taitua Arboretum is a beautiful and peaceful place to walk among the amazing variety of trees. Its a nice place to walk in the heat of summer as you are in the shade. Great for all ages and little one...  more »
  • We loved the walking path with surprises around every bend in the road! Cows, chickens, great vistas, beautiful trees, ducks and so much more!  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit although the walk can be from an hour on the shorter track to 90 minutes on the slightly longer walk. Lots of shade and small lakes with plenty of ducks chickens and lovely coloured Roosters. Lovely flowers in summer. Dogs are allowed but on a lead. Only downside is the only toilet is it at the car park so make sure you have been before you go on your walk and take plenty of water with you. Also wear good walking shoes or good sandals as the tracks are mostly gravel, dirt paths.
  • Very beautifully maintained walkway amongst big trees. The tracks are well made and maintained. There is a small lake which is the home to some beautiful birds like ducks and swans. The car park and the public toilets are at the entry point. The tracks for walking vary in length for different difficulty levels. Good shoes are needed since the tracks are rough in places. Nice experience overall.
  • Really enjoyed our visit. There's a good amount of parking. Chickens everywhere! Lots of nice tracks, and if you want to go for a Tron rock hunt - this is the place to go.
  • Enjoy the walk. But the best place is to sit on the bench (in the loving memory of Liam Phillips) and enjoy the sunset! :)
  • Great place to go for a run or walk. Also a few good spots for picnics. Plenty of chickens and ducks to feed too.

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