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

Open Sundays (10am to 5pm) 

Open for Annual Dog Walk, Saturday, 21st November

Other days book with us phone 07 824 0733 or email --
[email protected]

Entry fees for Self-guided walks             

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

For information on school & group visits and guided walks please email to learn more!

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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 17.5 hectare  arboretum with more than 20,000 trees from around the world. The rehabilitation started in 1991. Along the 2 km long nature trail you will discover more than 100 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand's largest outdoor galleries .   All of our sculptures are NZ made, some tell thought-provoking NZ stories. 

Sustainability of nature and art are the driving forces of the park. Formed from derelict land, its trees are now protected long-term for carbon sequestration. The park promotes sustainable creative inspiration.

The park is a not-for-profit environmental and cultural enterprise that provides visitors with an intriguing walk that sparks creative ideas for all ages.  This art-in-nature experience aims to inspire imaginations, nourish inquisitive minds, and provide for creative learning in an accessible wilderness environment.

Annual passes for $45/adult enable 364 day access , just email us your pass form:  click here to download it


New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture gallery

Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*