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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
[email protected]

Please note that entry is cash only as we have no EFTPOS

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 17.5 hectare  arboretum. The rehabilitation started in 1991 utilising the existing features: rocky outcrops, ponds, flowing water and broad vistas. 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 . Dramatic changes in light and foliage, wildlife, and vistas guarantee a breathtaking experience. 

We aim to inspire imaginations, nourish innovative minds, and provide for creative learning in an accessible wilderness environment.

Share the Park Campaign

Ideally we want to foster support to reopen the sculpture park and arboretum as a free-entry public space. This would enable many more people to enjoy and benefit from it. To do this we need is to cover the costs of maintaining the park.  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 in March 2018, the crowd funding site of the Arts Foundation with 64 donors. This fund has enabled us to commission 3 components of our strategy --impartial reports on maintenance costs and health and safety issues for the park.  The  Prospectus for Community Investment is our introduction to potential partners.

We are still trying to work with Waikato District Council, other nearby local authorities, and  potential corporate and philanthropic partners to ensure the longevity of this regional asset.  Finding a solution to covering maintenance costs is a priority.

New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture gallery

Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*