Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Taupo
(4.2/5 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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  • I took a friend for a drive through the reserve and she thoroughly enjoyed it. My father was a volunteer here for many years, and it was interesting to revisit after several years, unfortunately the r...  more »
  • Peak is a little past a lot of red, yellow, Orange, pink azalea flowers. You can see the car tracks, stopped the car and walk. Trees taller than the height, as it was surrounded by flowers. Is the place clean, recommended.
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  • Located slightly out of town, these gardens are incredible. While we were there it was Azalea and Rhododendron season, and the colour was gorgeous! Each garden is labeled and separate. Finally, there ...  more »