The Sculpture Park
207 Scotsman Valley Rd
15kms east of Hamilton
Office: 07 824 0733
15yrs plus: $15.00
5 – 14yrs: $5.00
Annual Subscription (Friend of the Sculpture Park)
Single Person $50.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children, extra child $15.00) $120.00
Friends and Family (4 named adults) $150.00
Carved into a Waikato hillside, 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 for annual pass holders (Friends of the Park) and by appointment (phone 078240733), concerts, weddings and other events. It is no longer open every day for casual visitors.
On your visit you will discover between 60 to 80 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.
Sculptures are for sale.
Absolute Divide Restored
“Absolute Divide” has finally been restored and re-installed in its original place at the Sculpture Park. Its restoration coincides with the treaty settlement celebrations for Ngati Haua at Tauwhare Marae where the Treaty Negotiations Minister, Chris Findlayson, came to open it with King Tuheitea on the 24th May.
Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*
* DAYLIGHT SAVING HOURS 5pm DURING WINTER