Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Taupo

4.3
#7 of 11 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. 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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  • August 11, 2017
    What the local volunteers have done here at this reserve is just outstanding. Stunning walks through native bush with most of NZs great trees on show plus the colours of azelias and rhododendrons in t...  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Family Occassion where we wanted photos to last. We booked a photographer and met at the Botannic Gardens. What a great place for a photo shoot.  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    By far the best thing to do and to see in Taupo. Waipahihi seems to have originated from a private initiative. If you come by car, park the car near the entrance and take a 45-minute walk around. You'...  more »
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  • Beautiful spot, only regret is that we could not spend more time exploring. Will certainly come back next time.
  • Good place to explore with the family. Quiet and beautiful.
  • One of the most scenic places in Taupo. Highly recommended. My sister was married here :)
  • Lovlwy place nice to walk around
  • Stunning. Well kept and a must see when visiting. Love even going for a short drive. So peaceful and rejuvenating. Thanks to the great gardening you do a superb job.

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