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Whangarei Quarry Gardens

37a Russell Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 7210
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A great way to while away a lovely afternoon

I took my Grandchild here in the school holidays. We pretended we were blind and smelt and listened... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whangarei, New Zealand
Beautiful place

Great place to visit with family and friends. Beautiful to walk on the little pathways or sit in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a subtropical oasis created by volunteers in the remnants of a former quarry in Northland, New Zealand. The Gardens are open to the public and feature subtropical gardens, native forest walks, waterfalls, streams, quarry ruins, tunnels, a scented Camellia collection, a plethora of NZ native and exotic plant species and so much more... The Gardens are a work in progress and have been created through the blood, sweat, tears and laughter of volunteers, supporting companies and other interest groups. Entry is by GOLD-COIN DONATION, with all proceeds used to purchase plants and equipment. Thanks!
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
37a Russell Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 7210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my Grandchild here in the school holidays. We pretended we were blind and smelt and listened and tasted. We sat and had our packed lunch just sitting feeding the ducks and having fun. We picked up bits of twigs and pretended we were...More

Thank Anne255371
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit with family and friends. Beautiful to walk on the little pathways or sit in the sun on one of the many benches. It can get busy with tourist, but always worth the visit. Also pop into the cafe - great selection...More

Thank KiwiMonaLisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All you need is a few fairies or elves for the magic to come alive. This disused quarry, first restored by a group of ardent volunteers and now taken over by the council, this restoration has it all.... a lake, waterfall, rocky formation, old relics...More

Thank tozka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Quarry Gardens for a stroll in there well manicured garden. It's a hidden little Gem! And the coffee at the cafe was spot on too!

Thank BayBeachHire
Reviewed July 14, 2017

We visited the Quarry Gardens early summer last year, i enjoyed the walk through the well laid out tracks. There is so much to see, and a great coffee after! A beautiful evolving garden.

Thank John H
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We love this place. The plants are different and changing all the time with the seasons and there are many walk options.

Thank tandmar
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The gardens are simple amazing when you consider what it was when then started. If it's not a World Heritage Site it should be. No matter when you go the gardens are well maintained and beautiful with so many exotic plants. Just a joy it...More

Thank Annette N
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great place to explore with kids. The gardens are amazing, the walks and old quarry is just beautiful.

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Great food and quality service. Tranquil surroundings. Highly recommend to locals and travellers wanting a break.

Thank mi5terryp
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

They have done an amazing job with these gardens. It's a great spot to take the kids and hunt for painted rocks too!

Thank Renren82
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December 6, 2016|
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Response from Quarry_Gardens | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes! The gardens are open, but the Cafe is closed from Xmas day until the 4th. So feel free to bring a picnic for your walk :) Thank you
Natyhaphon R
October 20, 2016|
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Response from wellingt0nkirby | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are open daily, including public holidays from 9am. So yes should be open on Labour Day. There is no set fee but they do ask for a gold coin ($1 or $2) per person. You are of course welcome to give a larger... More
February 26, 2016|
Response from Quarry_Gardens | Property representative |
Gold coin donation :)