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Ngatea Water Gardens

1 Bratlie Place, Ngatea 3503, New Zealand
+64 7-867 7275
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By far the best water Garden that we have visited in New Zealand

This garden is a real gem. The entrance off of what seems to be a housing area seemed to suggest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary Vaughan
Dorset, United Kingdom
Beautiful Gardens in the middle of Ngatea

I loved the sense of humor that followed you around these gardens. Nicely set out and not too... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Cambridge, New Zealand
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Tranquil 5 acre garden paradise, with bridges, waterfalls, waterwheels and magical fountains. Imprinted concrete paths throughout, combined with a huge variety of plantings, make these gardens ideal for year round viewing. Friendly hand fed birds, plus funny signs and scenes throughout the gardens gaurentee to make you laugh. Cafe, giftshop, picnic areas, playground, plus function centre for weddings, etc.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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1 Bratlie Place, Ngatea 3503, New Zealand
1 Bratlie Place, Ngatea 3503, New Zealand
+64 7-867 7275
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden is a real gem. The entrance off of what seems to be a housing area seemed to suggest that we were entering an industrial style area but once through the entrance to the garden a world of water and lush vegetation unfolds before...More

Thank Gary Vaughan
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I loved the sense of humor that followed you around these gardens. Nicely set out and not too large, so walking was easy. Some parts lacked attention but overall was a nice outing. Thought $12 per person was a bit over the top for something...More

Thank NZGaye
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Been wanting to go to the gardens for years now and by the time we got there we only had 40mins left till closing time. However we got told that we can take our time and it will be all good. Bought some food for...More

Thank Priya V
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is a must do for anyone that would love to escape the hustle of the day, the ducks add a little bit of fun as they follow you around and even jumping out of the hedges to see if you have and food for...More

Thank 84rangie
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the gardens on a gorgeous sunny day: 2 adults, 1 teenager from overseas and 2 preschoolers. A great place to take photos, plenty of ducks to feed, space for the kids to run, spots for the adults to sit and rest, a playground........More

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We went as a couple on our way to the airport but the visit to the Water Gardens only took us 30 mins which we felt was not good value for $12 pp. The gardens are beautifully tended and might be better enjoyed by young...More

Thank gollyoz
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice to see the lotus in flower but otherwise very average, not worth $10 to get in. A sense of humour is an individual thing and mine obviously differs totally from the owner as I found the supposedly funny signs everywhere lame and decidedly unfunny...More

Thank MagusD
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

If you love photography, if you want somewhere romantic, if you want incredible moments with the parks wildlife, this is the place to be, take a picnic, grab your camera and allow time to kick back and enjoy. Great place for a wedding. Dont forget...More

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 31 October 2016

An easy walk amongst beautifully kept water gardens. Interesting plants and features along the path, with an array of water birds. Great for a family picnic

Thank SRMgan
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We've driven through Ngatea hundreds of times and seen the sign for the gardens but never stopped so when it was my birthday I decided that's where I wanted to go. We turned up on a sunny Saturday morning not really sure what to expect....More

Thank Jacqui P
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