The Sculpture Park
207 Scotsman Valley Rd
15kms east of Hamilton
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
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: https://youtu.be/KkAFxjWDer8
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.
Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*
* DAYLIGHT SAVING HOURS 5pm DURING WINTER