Government Gardens, Rotorua

Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Enjoy the verdant grounds and historical architecture at Government Gardens, one of the city's most prominent public parks. Built on land given to the colonial government by the indigenous Maori population, the gardens contain numerous patches of colorful flowers, exotic palm trees, and native carvings. Marvel at the Rotorua Museum, formerly a bath house, which takes center stage in the gardens. You'll immediately notice its intricate Tudor-style construction, featuring a timbered design, several wings, and multiple spires adorning the roof. After wandering the gardens' many points of interest, including memorials, geothermal springs, and mini golf courses, you can kick back at the cafe in front of the museum. Use our Rotorua tourist route planner to add Government Gardens and other attractions to your Rotorua vacation plans.
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  • This is a very English style place to visit, the gardens reminiscent of an english country garden. There are nice walks to the lake, there is also the Rotorua museum to visit, it has a cafe too. 
  • We went down specifically to see the Tulip Festival and can say that it was well worth the drive down from Auckland Congratulations to all the hard working Gardeners and the people at the Tea Rooms fo...  read more »
  • We went wandering through the gardens. They were fantastic. Great upkeep. We were lucky the tulip festival had just started. 
  • Interesting experience walking among the flower gardens and enjoying the unique Tudor style architecture with its Maori embellishments. Close to the lakeside. Plenty of parking.
  • Nice relaxing place to take a stroll. Very close to the main town. Easy access.
  • Nice tourist place, great gardens
  • Walking through these gardens is a nice break from the city that surrounds. Well worth taking the time and soaking in the visuals.
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