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Taitua Arboretum

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Excellent Place to Visit

A very nice place to take the family or visitors for a picnic and wander around. Needs a vehicle... read more

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Beautiful , peaceful surroundings.

Magnificent tree and shrub varieties to be seen and enjoyed. The air so fresh and clean. And free... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“nice walk”(15 reviews)
Taitua Arboretum is a 20-hectare (49-acre) tree collection just out of Hamilton City. The Arboretum has several lakes and a good network of walking tracks. It is a popular spot for Sunday afternoon picnics and weekend weddings.
Taitua Road | Whatawhata, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-838 6622
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All reviews chickens and ducks mature trees nice walk bird life peaceful place enjoy the peace hamilton city an easy walk amazing variety pleasant afternoon all ages great place to visit couple of hours roosters picnic paths stroll
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Reviewed today

A very nice place to take the family or visitors for a picnic and wander around. Needs a vehicle to get there.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ruddellkusabs
Reviewed 6 days ago

Magnificent tree and shrub varieties to be seen and enjoyed. The air so fresh and clean. And free entry. Take you camera and walking shoes with you.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank I_Like_Whisky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely find. Our second year visiting and just as much fun to be found strolling in the cool gardens with lovely birdlife. Bring a picnic - not commercialised so no cafes here. Just good old fashioned free fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alison L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Then this is the place to go. A great place to run off energy, including the family pet, in 20 hectares of parkland. A hidden gem that is worth a visit when you’ve had enough of the kids!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DavidW12936
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have utilised this place for a number of years now, when the children were young walks with the stroller and dog were perfect, now with a dog and big kids we can still enjoy the stroll among the chickens and ducks - Great for runners...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulienz2015
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife come here for walks very often, heaps of wild chickens ducks swans etc, such a peaceful awesome place to walk, and not far from town. bear in mind that there are no shops or anything there so take a picnic lunch.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alehandrosmith
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Lovely walk from Dinsdale in Hamilton. Start off seeing open paddocks with amazing views. Then progress to the shaded woody part, which is a welcome oasis on a hot summers day. Magnificent trees, lots of animal life. Well worth a walk! Recommended highly!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BeverleyJ16
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Super place if you want about an hours stroll among native trees,viewing the lakes and just listening to the birds. Some lovely picnic spots and plenty of seats to rest and enjoy .Bathroom at the beginning of your walk and plenty of hens and roosters...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JocelyneW35
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I’d not be sending tourists here, because on an international scale, the arboretum is average. However, as a local park, and one that is free to visit, it’s a pleasant spot. If you don’t mind the poultry. There are a lot of chooks! My dogs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cherry-Lynne
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had a lovely hour strolling through the pathways of this delightful arboretum. The tree specimens were terrific with some gigantic species. The cork trees were amazing to see. Chickens rolling us with the occasional duck added some interest. Plenty of seating along the way....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lois B
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16 July 2017|
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Response from cockies2017 | Reviewed this property |
Hi not sure, it is run by the council so I would ask them. Would get great shots at spring and fall due to the colours. There is stock around so it may be no. Cheers
27 June 2017|
Response from Katieclem46 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain, but if you call Hamilton City Council they will be able to tell you.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Kiwialan | Reviewed this property |
yes, as long as on a leash