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Eastwoodhill Arboretum

2392 Wharekopae Road, Ngatapa 4072, New Zealand
+64 6-863 9003
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An autumn walk in the woods

We have been promising ouselves a trip to see the Autum Colour at the Arboretum but had been... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Jane M
Tauranga, New Zealand
A real treasure in the Gisborne Area

Spent some time at the Arboretum. A large number of trails for those wanting to walk the property... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Sandra S
Auckland, New Zealand
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2392 Wharekopae Road, Ngatapa 4072, New Zealand
+64 6-863 9003
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We have been promising ouselves a trip to see the Autum Colour at the Arboretum but had been restricted by the fact that we had a dog. Now that she is no longer with us we decided that this was the time to visit. The...More

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Spent some time at the Arboretum. A large number of trails for those wanting to walk the property. It is also possible to stay at the Arboretum. I trailed around by a truck with an excellent commentary by one of the gardeners. A large variety...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Probably the best arboretum I have visited. Extremely well laid out, nice selection of paths to choose from depending on one's desires. Fantastic trees. And nice to sheep wandering through. Children playground and swings also great.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Eastwoodhill Arboretum is probably the most stunning arboretum we have had the chance to explore. From the huge variety of specimens to the lively wildlife, we wished we stayed longer. If only we knew earlier that we could stay the night there for only...More

1  Thank Robin_Laura
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Spend a few hours walking the multitude of trails that traverse this very large property. We went on the last day of February and very much enjoyed it. Trails are well marked, some are accessible and the knowledge you will gain of trees from all...More

Thank A A
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This a remarkable arboretum built up by one person with a desire to plant trees from all over the world. It is now the National Arboretum of New Zealand. We spent several hours exploring the various walking routes through the place. We were finally defeated...More

Thank Humphrey_Wright
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We were planning to visit the Rere Rock Slide and the falls when we heard that the arboretum was on the way. We're so pleased we spent most of our day here. I was just disappointed we weren't aware of the orienteering sheet that they...More

Thank yanski1976
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Eastwoodhill Arboretum is the national arboretum of New Zealand, it covers about 131 hectares and was founded in 1910 by William Douglas Cook. Upon arrival at Eastwoodhill, we headed to the information centre to pay our entrance fee and get a brochure with a map...More

Thank Sightseeingsuzy
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We took the 45 minute, almost-level walk. Last visited in the 1980s. Wonderful to see the growth and improvements. Wide range of oak leaf hydrangeas were in flower. - beautiful. Good collection of souvenirs in the shop. Would be good to have the café open...More

Thank MargrietTheron
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was a first visit to an Arboretum and we were pleasantly surprised by the number of trees not often seen elsewhere as well as more common varieties. The amount of work gone into this is quite awe inspiring and we look forward to returning...More

Thank Judave
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8 April 2017|
Response from A A | Reviewed this property |
Being from NZ you'll know that autumn has begun. Perhaps wait another few weeks to allow for the autumnal colours to set in.