Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Taupo

#8 of 16 in Parks in Taupo
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. Using our custom trip planner, Taupo attractions like Waipahihi Botanical Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We had the most enjoyable time walking around the garden, we parked in the first car park and followed the sealed road around and took the paths off to the side. We were there in September and the...  more »
  • Waipahihi Botanical Garden is an amazing park of native trees and colourful bushes, shrubs and plants which boasts spectacular views over Great Lake Taupo.  more »
  • What a lovely place to visit - and it’s remarkable that it is largely maintained by volunteers. The grounds are so tranquil, with lovely walking trails and paths. Some areas are planted formally with....  more »
  • One way slow car drive circuit with small car parks dotted along the route. Each stop leads to gentle gradient, well formed walking tracks suitable for all ages. Our visit in January missed out on the rhododendron and azalea flowering period which would be glorious in season, but the native bush walks were equally enthralling with many native birds evident. Toilets located at entrance. Many benches and seats dotted along the walks.
  • Lovely way to spend a couple of hours. A great time to go as the rhododendrons were in full flower, as we're the azaleas. Lots of bees and bird life. Easy walking tracks for young and old. Would highly recommend this to visitors and locals alike
  • Amazing job to all you you who keep the ground looking superb! Such a beautiful place :) highley recommended. Get out the car and go for a walk in one of the many hidden tracks :)
  • Really loved this botanical space. Well done to the volunteers who maintain it. As you walk around you can see the love put into it. The rhododendrons were spectacular.
  • Wonderful botanical garden filled with native trees and plants. Pretty bush walks. Wheelchair friendly.

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