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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--- 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  arboretum. The rehabilitation started in 1991 enhancing the existing features: rocky outcrops, ponds, flowing water and broad vistas. Along the 2 km long nature trail you will discover more than 50 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand's largest outdoor galleries . Dramatic changes in light and foliage, wildlife, and vistas guarantee a breathtaking experience 

Share the Park Campaign

We want to foster a ground swell of support to reopen the sculpture park and arboretum as a free-entry public space. This would enable many more people to enjoy it. All we need is to cover the costs of maintaining the park and any health and safety concerns.  To learn more see our video:

The first part of the campaign has been successful as we have reached 100% of the funding goal on Boosted, the crowd funding site of the Arts Foundation with 64 donors. This fund will enable us to commission reports on maintenance costs and health and safety issues for the park.

We are developing a strategy to find funding for the operational costs of the park upkeep.  On the 11th May we are gathering our supporters together for an update.  If you are interested, please get in touch.

New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture gallery

Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*