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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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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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Great for art lovers

Enjoyed going thru this park. It was very different and had lots to see. My only gripe was the price which I think was over the top

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kim C
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed going thru this park. It was very different and had lots to see. My only gripe was the price which I think was over the top

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Thank Kim C
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Nice place to walk round and take photos but expensive to get in if you are on a budget. Not a great place it you have a disability as it is hilly. But the sculptures are always worth a look.

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Thank Sandra R
New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have been here several times with family and find it so pretty. the peacocks are friendly, photography opportunities everywhere and pram friendly. great place to take the kids and its free.

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1 Thank Chris M
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We really enjoyed the evening walk with friends and our pets. A nice place to get relaxed and experience calmness.

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Thank Shobbyy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The best of moments I have experienced in my life.. The romantic walk and that too on a cool evening in Autumn makes it memorable..

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Thank Annnyy
Waitomo Caves, null, New Zealand
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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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Thank Piki K
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 July 31, 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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