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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

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.

 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.

Next special event: Artists in the Park

Saturday & Sunday, 7th-8th November 2015
Enjoy a spring walk in the Park, musical entertainment, a tea or lunch beside the lake, meet artists working on site, or purchase art on display.
All proceeds for NZ based programmes of Save the Children NZ.

Sculptures are for sale. 

New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture gallery

Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*