Government Gardens, Rotorua

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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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TripAdvisor
  • Stroll through these well kept gardens, it tranquil and relaxing and if you are lucky you could catch a game of bowls played at the same pace as NZ life. The Government building had scaffolding around...  more »
  • enjoyed the gardens and close to Lake walk and lots of restaurants are also close by. wonderful choices with lots of diversity available.  more »
  • Nice to find these well kept gardens located not far from the lake and town centre. Unfortunately the museum was closed due to earthquake damage restorations taking place.  more »
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  • Great place to roam around. Beautiful gardens and bowling greens make this a tranquil spot. Enjoy high tea or scones up in The Social baths building and wander through the geothermal edge of the park along the lake. A relaxing day out even with the museum currently closed.
  • Very beautiful place! Most go!
  • Awesome such a nice place to come to.
  • Gorgeous! Highly recommend
  • Very nice for photos