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The Sculpture Park @ Waitakaruru Arboretum

Address: 207 Scotsman Valley Road | R.D. 7, Tauwhare, Hamilton 3287, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6478240733
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: 17.5 hectare (42 acre) Sculpture Park that has three new sculpture exhibitions a year along its 2...
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
Owner description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
8 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We broke our trip up driving from Auckland to Rotorua on impulse when we saw the road sign and decided it would be great to stretch our legs in an interesting environment. I love sculpture gardens, Goodwood Sculpture Park being one of my favorite places. The Sculpture Park provides a beautiful setting for the works on display. John and Dorothy... More 

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

not designed for handicapped people or non walkers. Long walk, steep in parts.Cafe did not provide a wide variety of food and the service was just okay.

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