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The Sculpture Park @ Waitakaruru Arboretum

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Address: 207 Scotsman Valley Road | R.D. 7, Tauwhare, Hamilton 3287, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6478240733
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Description: 17.5 hectare (42 acre) Sculpture Park that has three new sculpture...
17.5 hectare (42 acre) Sculpture Park that has three new sculpture exhibitions a year along its 2 kilometre nature trail. The Park is open every day from 10 am until sunset. The sculptures and site-specific installations are made by New Zealand artists or overseas artists visiting NZ.
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I remember when this was a quarry, a very long time ago. Now it is a delightful experience to walk around and see what is possible, and to catch up on the new sculptures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Waitomo Caves, null, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful setting with spectacular works. Love the walk around the quarry and exploring. Wish there was a café at the end, there is a small caravan but limited food on offer. Suggest taking a picnic lunch and flask. Great family day out. Visited some time ago not sure if its still open to the public. Note: limited toilet stops.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A beautiful walk and a great spot for a picnic. Be sure to visit in Autumn, as well as other times of the year, but in Autumn the colours are gorgeous.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I haven't actually been inside but am housesitting on the same road and figured it is worthwhile updating that it is closed to the public but open by appointment - Adults $15.00 and kids $5.00. Have left an average review because it's a lovely area and the last review was over a year ago, which must have hurt business to... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Due to financing this place is no longer open so a journey into the country side to see it will be a waste of time. Got there and the price they would have charged was to high anyways.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I remember when this was a quarry, a very long time ago. Now it is a delightful experience to walk around and see what is possible, and to catch up on the new sculptures.

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CAMBRIDGE New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Okay let's set the scene....we don't live that far from here my son had been there with the school years ago- was back from Uni over the summer so will all decided to pay a visit. Now something no one can arrange is beautiful weather ( a shame) but we had a stunning day blue skies and sunshine Now first... More 

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Hamilton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I picked a lovely day to visit and really enjoyed walking around the beautiful area. There are many different sculptures to see, and some were really fascinating, like the big dangly mirror one. New sculptures are being created and the whole setting is lovely. Really enjoyed the experience.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Congratulations Dorothy and John for creating this little bit of heaven. Visit if you can and see what 2 passionate people can create in an attempt to make our world a better place. Starting off some 15 years ago, Dorothy and John bought a disused quarry and its associated 17 hectares of land, that nobody else had any use for.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Loved it. New and fantastic things to see. Great gardens and plenty to see and do. Great and friendly staff and fantastic coffee.

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a fairly small park set in an old quarry. They have done a lot of work establishing trees and water feature but the entry fee of $15 per adult is a bit high. The people running it are very friendly and helpful. We didn't use the cafe but she chatted to us before we went on the walk.... More 

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