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The Sculpture Park
Waitakaruru Arboretum
207 Scotsman Valley Rd
Tauwhare, Waikato
15kms east of Hamilton

The Sculpture Park  is open by appointment;  closed for July and August; to make an appointment phone or email
Office: 07 824 0733

15yrs plus:   $15.00
5 – 14yrs:      $5.00

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Dogs and/or Smoking are not permitted at the park

About the Park

 The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum is a former quarry that has been transformed into a magnificent 17.5 hectare garden and arboretum. The rehabilitation started in 1991 to enhance the existing features: rocky outcrops, ponds, flowing water and broad vistas. The park is open  by appointment (phone 078240733) and for passholders, concerts, weddings and other events. 

 On your visit you will discover around 50 sculptures and installations within New Zealand's biggest outdoor gallery along the 2 km long nature trail. Dramatic changes in light and foliage, wildlife, and vistas guarantee a breathtaking experience.

Next special event: Artists in the Park

Saturday & Sunday, 7th-8th November 2015
Enjoy live music, artists at work, a tea or lunch beside at the cafe beside the lake, or purchase art on display.
All proceeds for NZ based programmes of Save the Children NZ including the educational support of Syrian refugee children coming to NZ.

Entry $15.  Tickets can be purchased ahead by emailing  and making your deposit into account number 03-0584-0296326-000 .  Tickets can also be purchased at the gate on the day.

Sculptures are for sale. 

New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture gallery

Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*