Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Taupo

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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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  • The Botanical Garden were bursting with flowers and the smell was amazing. Beautiful grounds with some good views of Taupo. A nice place to get lost for an afternoon.  more »
  • The botanic park is free and you can see many plants. The walks are easy, short and well signposted. It's not incredible or grandiose but it is very nice to walk around. Located on the heights of the city there are also views of the Lake. So do not make the express detour but go if you're in the corner.
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  • as in all botanical gardens of Neuseelans no entrance fee. The Park is designed by volunteers and kept in order. Especially the beautiful Rhododenron trees are a visual treat
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  • One of the most scenic places in Taupo. Highly recommended. My sister was married here :)
  • 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.
  • Easy walk. Tranquil. Beautiful and lots of bird life amongst the flowers and little bush walks.
  • Drive through, and walking tracks. Lots of ferns, pongas. And rhododendrons.
  • Peaceful natural beautiful.