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“Go now! Best kept secret garden...”

Looking Glass Garden
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Te Puke
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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175 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Go now! Best kept secret garden...”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

Mid to late August is the time to see this garden at its best as there are several hillsides of daffodils - stunningly lovely! Listen to the many tui, admire and sniff the colourful magnolias, enjoy the quirky playhouses and figures from children's stories, appreciate the friendliness of your host...

No tearooms, though, so either pack a picnic or head into nearby Te Puke if you get thirsty!
Charges a modest entry fee.
Sadly, not a place for the unfit or disabled as paths are quite steep, and there are quite a few steps.Wear walking shoes and definitely take your camera.
Poorly signposted from main roads, but definitely worth going - we go almost every year.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Papamoa, New Zealand
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Looking Glass”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Perfect place to take kids. Adventure around every corner and lots of nursery Rhyme cottages Have plenty of time, and take a picnic

Visited September 2012
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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing gardens”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was an incredible place to visit. We went when all the daffodils, magnolias and countless other flowers were in full bloom. Really spectacular. So much work has gone into making this a different kind of garden to visita nd the kids love it. Take a picnci and sit on the top of the world and enjoy the view.

Visited September 2012
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3 Thank Jenni C
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