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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

 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. 

 On your visit you will discover around 50 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.

ARTISTS IN THE PARK 7/8 November 2015
We wish to thank the many artists, musicians, supporters, and volunteers who made this weekend’s Artists in the Park at the Sculpture Park so successful for Save the Children. Over 400 people came to the park for the fundraising event to enjoy the live music, artists painting and drawing in the park, the children’s hat parade, and the beautiful arboretum itself. Supporters will be pleased to know their efforts and donations raised more than $10,000 for NZ-based projects and Syrian refugee children. We hope to exceed this amount with further donations flowing in. Artists’ paintings and drawings from the weekend are now on exhibition at the Save the Children shop in Hamilton East.

Sculptures are for sale through the park. 

New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture gallery

Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*