Taitua Arboretum, Hamilton

4.8
#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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  • what a fantastic place to visit......a walk , a picnic or just sit and enjoy the quiet. You will return again.  more »
  • Always gorgeous, a lovely place for a picnic or a walk with friends or family, sometimes can be extremely busy, so would recommend going earlier in the day.  more »
  • Well maintained wide pathways, pretty green space and too many chickens-haha! Lots of chicks currently. Parking lot and toilets at the start.  more »
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  • Situated conveniently close to the city but feeling miles away, this is the perfect place for an afternoon stroll with the family. There are a great variety of trees and landscapes surrounding the wide, well-maintained and extremely accessible tracks, with plenty of surprising nooks and crannies to discover. Keep an eye out for the massive chicken population!
  • Great for family walks and a picnic out. Not far out of Hamilton, 5 mins by car. Reasonable car park but can get full on busy days. A few shelters here and there on the walks to stop and rest your feet. You can often find painted rocks around that kids have left for you to collect and hide again - tronrocks.
  • Very pleasant walk only a short drive out of Hamilton. Plenty of seats around if you need to take a break, where you are guaranteed to be pestered by the multitude of chooks which roam the area. Great place to take kids. We visited after rain and didn't find the path particularly muddy or difficult.
  • Nice place to walk around. Kids will love the wild duck and small chickens.
  • Great place to take the family for a day out, nice and close to Hamilton but could use some more covered shelter areas for rainy days

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