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Te Puna Quarry Park

State Highway 2 | Te Puna, New Zealand
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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

This park was really nice and did not charge admission either. There were many paths and several themes throughout the park. There were several areas where children could interact. There were also good views of the mountain.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took our 4 children aged 6 to 11 to Te Puna Quarry Park during our stay in Omokoroa in the school holidays. It was beautiful. Everywhere you turn there is something interesting to look at. The view from the top of the track is stunning. It was a lovely fine day so you could see for miles.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Wow this was a fun day. My family and I loved it. We took our two year old in her mountain buggy pram and had no issues getting her through all the rocks and bumps along the way. However it is not suitable for anything less than an off road buggy. So many lovely things to look at plus the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just 15km north of Tauranga, this park is well worth a drive out to visit ...or to call in on the way if driving past. This disused quarry has been transformed into a magnificent display of Flora, not only native to New Zealand, but from Australia, South Africa and no doubt many others dotted throughout the park. Maintained by volunteers,... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Volunteers have converted an unused quarry into a garden with outdoor artwork. We spent about 1 1/2 hours there. A great place to spend an afternoon. Pay is a donation. Lots of unusual plants from New Zealand and Australia. There is a bonsai area, a buttefly garden, orchids and lots of trails up the sides along with the plantings. Alot... More 

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Matamata, New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A gold coin donation and this is a must see attraction. An old quarry has been beautified with plantings and sculptures. Do sound the gong because it can be heard for miles. The musical corner is fun too with primitive instruments. We were there when the orchids were flowering and there is a wonderful array of them tucked in amongst... More 

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waitomo
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is one of the unsung attractions of the Bay of Plenty. The walk up the hill is strenuous but well worth the effort. The plantings in the various areas are outstanding and well laid out. Congratulations to the volunteers for the hours they must spend tending all the areas.

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Bundi, India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This park is set in an old disused quarry so it is up hill and down dale, but quite well signed. There are various areas of different plants, e.g herb garden, rose garden, etc. Also a very good sculpture trail. Our only criticism would be not having the sculptures numbered to correspond with the mapped leaflet - these are available... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

So much to do - great walks, streams and waterfalls, gardens and arboretums, sculptures, play areas for the children, musical garden - and all done by volunteers. We visited on several occasions and still haven't seen it all!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This disused quarry - turned into a garden by volunteers (with Rotary help) is worth a visit. Wear comfy shoes, there is a lot of walking. Spent two hours there and only touched the sides. Great work!!

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