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The Sculpture Park
Waitakaruru Arboretum
207 Scotsman Valley Rd
Tauwhare, Waikato
15kms east of Hamilton

To book with us phone 07 824 0733 or email --
[email protected]

Entry fees for Self-guided walks             

15yrs plus:   $15.00           
5 – 14yrs:      $5.00

For information on group visits,  semi-guided and guided walks please email to learn more!

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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 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 promotes sustainable creative inspiration.

The park is a not-for-profit environmental and cultural enterprise that provides visitors with an intriguing walk that sparks creative ideas for all ages.  This art-in-nature experience aims to inspire imaginations, nourish inquisitive minds, and provide for creative learning in an accessible wilderness environment.

Annual passes for $45/adult enable 364 day access , just email us your pass form:  click here to download it


New Zealand's largest outdoor sculpture gallery

Open every day
10am - 6.30 pm*