Taitua Arboretum, Hamilton

4.8
#4 of 6 in Parks in Hamilton
Garden Nature / Park
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. Take a look at our Hamilton holiday planner to schedule your visit to Taitua Arboretum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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4.7
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  • Great place for family walk - plenty of chickens for kids to feed. Highly recommended as doesn't take too long to wander round with young kids.  more »
  • But probably best to avoid if its been pouring down because it was a bit muddy. Great for dog walking, or even just a walk on your own, to get away from the business of life as it is very quite and pe...  more »
  • Nice walk, out in the country. Pretty quiet and don't think it is very well known so good to not be bothered by other people! Lots of nice fruit trees also  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to go!! Love the variety of walking trails and the opportunity to be in a natural setting so close to the city. We walk our dog (on lead) and have had a few moments with people with small children who don't believe dogs should be there, my advice; if you are scared of dogs go to a park where dogs are not allowed! My girl is as friendly and well trained as they get! That said Taitua is the best place for photos and absolutely great for letting the kids (dog-friendly ones) run wild!! Over the years benches and seats have been added which means this is a great place for picnics!!! Could use a few more rubbish bins over the summer months though. Highly recommend the drive to this special place.
  • Interesting walk amongst the trees and open grassy areas with small lakes and birdlife. Take the shorter walk or the longer figure 8 path. Well worth a visit.
  • Beautiful walk through different landscapes. A little muddy. FYI good for pkm go.
  • Love walking around this place. Watch out for the chickens they will ambush you.
  • Lovely walk enhance by rooster encounter all the way :) and if in season you can pick up some chestnuts

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