New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture gallery

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 is run by a charitable trust providing environmental and creative inspiration.

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Visit Us

The Sculpture Park
Waitakaruru Arboretum
207 Scotsman Valley Rd
Tauwhare, Hamilton, Waikato

[email protected]

Open every day between 10am - 5pm, just book online.

Entry fees for Self-guided walks
15yrs plus: $15.00
5 – 14yrs: $5.00

Next Event:  Pitch-in at the Park our annual volunteer day, Saturday 26th June.
Please email [email protected] to register your interest.

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

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Dogs and/or Smoking are not permitted at the park