Taitua Arboretum, Hamilton

(4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Nice and close to the west side of Hamilton; free range chickens are cute and the arboretum is interesting and a makes a good family outing for an hour or so.  more »
  • It's an amazing, easy walk, wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Lots of birds and plants etc to see. Kids will love seeing the chickens running around. Plenty of areas to stop and picnic  more »
  • Away from town, nice drive (which usually is in all of New Zealand), Amazing scenery, parking available and places to sit, eat and chat. Its a nice walk in the wood , with roosters, black swans, ducks...  more »
Google
  • A great park on the outskirts of Hamilton -Pro, A great selection of flora and walking trails that have been carefully laid out, Soooo many chickens! and of other birds. -Cons, Hard to get to without a car, 50 min cycle from Hamilton CBD, also closes around sunset. Be careful of your car being locked in.
  • Yep it is a great walk, if bloody people would read the sign. ALL DOGS MUST BE ON A LEAD. YOU GUYS ARE JUST RUINING IT FOR EVERYONE ELSE! Hello I don't appreciate those dogs in my dogs face. My dog is not social so do not blame me if your dog gets bit. I don't care if you are locals. Rules apply to everyone. That goes for the push bikes too and picking up dog poo. Push bikes are on the other side of the track.
  • A Great nature walk for families and visitors: This large park was gifted to Hamilton City, It is well maintained with various pathways through different areas of mature native and exotic trees and plants. The park has numerous Lakes which support Ducks and Swans. Visitors are first greeted at the Carpark by numbers of colourful chickens hoping for a treat.The best times to visit are Autumn and Early Summer. Some tracks are not suitable for wheelchairs. Toilets and drinking water provided. Dogs must be onlead.
  • A beautiful walk at any season. Great foe all ages.
  • Great place to take the kids for a walk