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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  April, July and August; to make an appointment phone or email
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

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Dogs and/or Smoking are not permitted at the park

About the Park

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  by appointment (phone 078240733) and for passholders, concerts, weddings and other events.  It is no longer open every day for casual visitors.

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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.

Art Match is an artful treasure hunt game developed and run by Heartworks-Media, available to play here at the Sculpture Park if you are looking for a group experience.


New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture gallery

Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*