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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  • Went with a friend and was just a lovely morning walking and chatting in a very relaxing get-back-to-nature environment. The pathways are excellent  more »
  • The car stopped. A large herd of chickens greeted you at the door (I guess it was a way of talking about food). It's very comfortable walking in the road. The place of great enjoyment
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  • A great way to spend a couple of hours meandering along with plenty to see. Very popular place for families.  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.
  • I love this place. Many different tracks to follow so you can have a brisk walk or make a day of it and pack a picnic. So many chickens here, all over the place. Beautiful trees too, I particularly love the redwood circle. Have seen this place develop over last few years including seating along the way if needed. Plenty of spots to stop for a picnic, and the people that visit generally seem nice too. Highly recommend visiting
  • 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.
  • Very lovely place for exercising or just walking around. Make sure if you are bringing your family or even coming alone to bring toasts and breads. There are many chickens and other birds there and it's so funny to see them running for you to eat.
  • Nice easy walk. Dog's must be on lead as there are ducks and chickens wandering around. Plenty of spots to enjoy a picnic
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