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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As a resort town, Taupo offers a diversity of accommodations. Boutique, luxury, and spa hotels are easily found in the town center, while some of the more luxurious options are set farther out in secluded spots reachable by car or taxi. Backpacker hostels and rental apartments provide good options for those wanting to get up into the mountains, or out onto the lake to enjoy the activities.
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  • Not the best time to visit but still appreciated the beautiful bush. Easy to get around - plan to do it again in spring  more »
  • This reserve has few deciduous trees but what there is were showing off the most gorgeous colours especially the Reds. We often visit here when in Taupo, the rhododendrons & azaleas are gorgeous later...  more »
  • A team of volunteers care for this forested park full of character trees such as groves of kauri, rhododendron and camellia. Natives and exotics combine for a wonderful experience. Donation boxes allo...  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.