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Government Gardens

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-350 2119
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Reviewed yesterday

I walked around the goverment gardens. They are pretty, well kept and enjoyable. Worth the stroll and close to town.

Thank lauren k
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well kept gardens lovely rose gardens and a steaming pool.. just some of the delights here.. the main house is closed due to the earthquake in 2011 however the baths are open opposite.

Thank hjohnnacepilot50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely area of Rotorua where you can just go for a stroll and be surrounded by stunning flora and fauna.

Thank Ascottowers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth while visiting Government Gardens. Well laid out especially on Remembrance Day. Able to take the time to appreciate what others have sacrificed.

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully kept gardens with some geo thermal areas . Stunning Government house, now a museum sadly closed currently but with plans to re open. Peaceful war memorial

Thank simonsmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very convenient, open, free, we liked the open atmosphere of the space and bowling fields in front of the building, many benches to sit on

Thank Roman W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice level and easy-to-walk-through garden. All looks pristine and well cared for. A great shame is that Government House is still closed without a sign that anything is going to happen anytime soon. Check out the Blue Pool Pavillion; it is open and a nicely...More

Thank Michaelgo26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens which are well maintained. Roses looking particularly good. A pity that the museum is closed for the foreseeable future.

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the abundant floral displays and current artworks throughout the gardens. Walks were easy but a bike would have taken us further along the trail

Thank dragon689
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place with beautiful buildings and gardens .... but why arent there more freedom camping berths?? ... dont the local council know that tourism ia the life blood of their economy? With the NZ gov trying to develop a higher and more spread tourism...More

Thank Dave A
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Steven C
8 November 2018|
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Response from DavidGA986 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sadly , but the gardens are worth visiting