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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  • Wonderful garden - if you are short on time, just drive thru. Or, stop off at the various signposted walks, and/or take a picnic and enjoy your meal in a grassy spot with lake views. Loved the lake vi...  more »
  • We love visiting gardens when on holiday as we are members of the Royal Horticulture Gardens in England. These garden are obviously on a much smaller scale, but very interesting nevertheless. It is di...  more »
  • Set in the outskirts of Taupo this is a gem well worth a visit by anyone interested in gardens, flowers and plants. Divided into specialised areas reached by car to walk round. Run by talented volunte...  more »