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 close to 30,000 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.  This is a hillside woodland garden so the terrain includes steps and alternative routes which most people find accessible.    All of our sculptures are NZ made, some tell thought-provoking NZ stories.

The Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust runs the park, providing environmental and creative inspiration for all ages.  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 Trust holds events throughout the year.  Click here for events calendar

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Visit Us

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

0275 670 996
[email protected]

Stories in the Landscape 2021 on now

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

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

Want to play the team game UNCONFINED ? Please email to book.

Dogs and/or Smoking are not permitted at the park