Waipahihi Botanical Gardens, Taupo

4.4
#8 of 16 in Parks in Taupo
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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  • Beautiful trees and walkways . Kids love it especially going rock hunting . It really is a lovely asset looking out over the Lake . Recommend .  more »
  • This is such a tranquil peaceful place and the plant life is fascinating. We saw only a handful of people and enjoyed walking the entire layout. The views across the lake are beautiful and at times....  more »
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  • 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
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