Whangarei Quarry Gardens, Whangarei

(4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Wander through a subtropical oasis at Whangarei Quarry Gardens, a community garden project created by volunteers. Budding botanists will enjoy identifying native New Zealand plants as well as exotic flowers. Admire the waterfalls, spot the fish in the streams, or explore the mysterious tunnels in a beautiful environment. Pathways are wheelchair-friendly, and a cafe is on site. Before you leave, consider giving a donation to help pay for plants and equipment. By using our Whangarei travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Whangarei Quarry Gardens and other attractions in Whangarei.
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TripAdvisor
  • Scenic walk with vibrant colours, suitable for all ages. Incline hills if you choose. Interesting flowers, plants and other little secrets. Adults tend to appreciate the beauty of this place more beca...  more »
  • Some of the tracks were closed, the ambience is nice but it feels like its missing something, safety round the lake was a bit average as well, I wouldn't like to take kids there 
  • Visited the gardens today, quite surprised at what has been achieved from an old quarry site. This is well worth a visit and there's a lovely cafe too. 
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  • An amazing place for relaxing, plenty of local and exotic plants
  • Gotta try the sandwich place at the parking lot. Sandwich shop closed at 3 but the gardens close at 5
  • Attractive gardens created by local volunteers on the site of an old quarry.
  • Everyone should visit this gorgeous sanctuary tucked into the hills of Whangarei - great for plant lovers, walkers, tourists and people just needing a break in their journey.