Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Taupo

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 90+ 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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  • Located on the outskirts of Taupo. Can only be used with the car. It has parking in subborted places from where you can visit walkways or viewpoints. Many rhododendrons, camellias in the spring.
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  • To be fair, it was the end of winter when we toured the gardens, but I expected more in terms of the maintenance of the gardens. Some of the trees did not look very healthy, many of them overcome with...  read more »
  • We enjoyed our drive through these gardens. There are spots where you can stop for picnics and to take photos of the surrounding views. The diversity of plants meant that the different foliages blende...  read more »
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