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“A lovely walk”

Whangarei Quarry Gardens
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Whangarei
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a subtropical oasis created by volunteers in the remnants of a former quarry in Northland, New Zealand. The Gardens are open to the public and feature subtropical gardens, native forest walks, waterfalls, streams, quarry ruins, tunnels, a scented Camellia collection, a plethora of NZ native and exotic plant species and so much more... The Gardens are a work in progress and have been created through the blood, sweat, tears and laughter of volunteers, supporting companies and other interest groups. Entry is by GOLD-COIN DONATION, with all proceeds used to purchase plants and equipment. Thanks!
Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand
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87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A lovely walk”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Really worth stopping for a walk through these gorgeous gardens. So many surprises there too. It is in a good location and not to far from the main road.

Visited April 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Developing Gardens run by Volunteers”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is an excellent example of a garden created by volunteers. The road there is a little off the beaten track but the garden is worth a visit. It was made from an old quarry, and continues to be improved - all done by volunteers. A series of tracks lead off the carpark, the main one leads to a lake with a waterfall. There are side tracks that lead to higher ground, offering good views of the garden. Subtropical plants thrive there due to the local microclimate (and the skills of the volunteers).

Visited August 2012
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New Zealand
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53 reviews
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“Great walk away from everywhere and interesting gardens to look at too”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

plenty parking and wander past exotic plants and up to the Lake-A lot of work has gone into this sub tropoical pretty garden

Visited June 2013
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Kaitaia
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Relaxing Walk”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

A mixed bag of flora containing some native areas and some exotics set in a regenerating bush quarry area. A small lake complete with ducks and adjacent areas containing Californian Quail. Free!

Visited July 2013
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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“Awesome development”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Beautiful tranquil area full of many different trees and plants. Fabulous lake at the far end with wild fowl all set in and old quarry so you are surrounded by the high cliffs of the old workings. Kids would love it too as there is much to explore..but keep an eye on them as there are plenty of natural hazzards.

Visited April 2013
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