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Tupare

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What a wonderful place to visit, gorgeous walk through the gardens which were so pretty. Lovely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ToothfairyGal
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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
Stunning gardens and a great place to walk and picnic

Stunning gardens and a great place to walk and picnic. I would recommend visiting the gardens and... read more

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zoenzjp
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Experience the beautifully restored garden and Chapman-Taylor home. Sculpted from a hillside overlooking the Waiwhakaiho River, this is a premier landscaped garden. Sense the prestige, lifestyle and stories of the property's original developer, the...more
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487 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful place to visit, gorgeous walk through the gardens which were so pretty. Lovely history throughout and less than 2 minutes from the main highway. Beautiful ♥

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Stunning gardens and a great place to walk and picnic. I would recommend visiting the gardens and taking a walk around some of the bush walks here down to the river.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank zoenzjp
Reviewed yesterday

The gardens are wonderful at any time of year. There are a variety of walks to explore different parts of the gardens. There is also a lovely family picnic area overlooking the river, free BBQ facilities and open spaces for the children to run off...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bagsey2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens are beautiful and will be even better in a few weeks. There are very good walks through the gardens and down by the river. It is a great place for all the family and there are good spots for a picnic.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Worth a visit at any time of the year. The huge trees are really what make it, but if you get a chance to tour the house that is such a bonus. Even better, it's free - such a contrast to the totally overpriced and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jzdparis
VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed Tupare.

Reviewed 1 November 2018

The garden is beautiful, and the house is well worth a viewing. It gives food for thought about how others lived and the perception we have of the better off. If you go, give a thought for the young sons. We were lucky enough to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dallasanddale
VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Yes, you're right - the music and tent cafe were just here for one weekend of the garden festival so you really picked a good time to visit. However it's always beautiful at Tupare and usually very peaceful.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This was a delightful place to visit. Wonderfully and lovingly designed and maintained gardens and grounds. We were lucky enough to be visiting when the local symphony orchestra was playing - very special indeed. Definitely make a point of spending some time here!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AlisonB3123
VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your review, Alison.

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Beautiful setting with quite steep paths down to the main gardens for those who might struggle getting back up. Lovely viewpoints of all the flowers and shrubs etc, all well-maintained. Easy way to enjoy an hour in the fresh air, or longer if you are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike A
VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Mike. For most visitors the hill back to the carpark is good exercise but for the less able, we do have a mobility vehicle which we can use to give a ride back, if it's organised in advance. Glad to hear...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Tupare was our best public garden experience in Taranaki - Pukeiti is impressive but almost presupposes serious knowledge of rhodos, camellias and azaleas; Pukekura is undoubtedly an asset for New Plymouth, but a bit like many other botanical gardens (not helped by the emptied lake...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Li_and_Vi
VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Though a bit hard to read as we love all our public gardens and they all have their own special character, it's great to hear that you loved Tupare. Unfortunately we can't have someone on hand to do guided tours of...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Best here was the history on display right through the property. Gardens were great with plenty flowering in early October. Entry is free to all with good parking at the entry. BBQ facilities available in lower paddock for an extended stay. Property is steep in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChimpR
VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your accurate review.

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