Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Taupo

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#9 of 16 in Parks in Taupo
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. Using our custom trip planner, Taupo attractions like Waipahihi Botanical Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Wonderful bush and scenery to walk through definately distracts the kids from the walk as there is so many different plants and trees to look at  more »
  • A very pretty and lovely garden that can be done on foot or by car. There are small parking lots so you can admire everything that surrounds us...
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  • This botanical garden is free to visit and has a lot of areas to explore, it has a lot of camellias and rhododendrons.  more »
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  • Magical large gardens you can walk or drive. Much is kept in a more or less native state with large areas of grass interspersed and planted beds of azaleas, rhodies, etc., all kept by volunteers. Beautiful little side trip as we were leaving Taupo.
  • A lovely place to go for a stroll or good solid walk through nature. Even some quiet peaceful ares to have s picnic.
  • Lovely place to walk. Beautiful trees . You can drive through also. Some gentle hills.
  • Great safe place to explore with children of all ages. Pram friendly. Rock hunting spot. Great to do nature scavenger hunts
  • Fabulous for wandering lovely surroundings ..well looked after kept nice an natural every colour rhodod. Available good mid spring in full flower
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