Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Taupo

(4.1/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Walk among the flowers at Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, boasting spectacular views over Great Lake Taupo and an extensive collection of native trees and plants. Volunteers manicure the gardens weekly, tending to over 2,000 rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, and other members of the lush environment. Bring a snack or meal to enjoy at a picnic area, or explore the various themed walks, including a floral walk and lemonwood walk. Make Waipahihi Botanical Gardens a centerpiece of your Taupo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Taupo vacation trip planner.
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  • Well set out gardens, good walking tracks that would take a push chair or wheel chair. An oasis not far from the city.  more »
  • Listed as a Reserve rather than a Garden....best seen in the spring (October or so) when the Azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias are in bloom and this should be in their literature. Otherwise, a grea...  more »
  • Especially in the spring miraculously thriving one here. The roads are though not far away, there are to discover lots of plants.
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