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Government Gardens: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely grounds full of vibrant flowers. Has several hot springs. Bus tours stop for a short tour and photo ops.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Government Garden as our other trip for the day had been cancelled but it turned out to be a fortuitous substitution as it really was a fabulous morning. We joined a free guided tour given by a knowledgable lady who took...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an early morning stroll round with wisps of noxious fumes wafting from the springs. Some of the beds were planted, others ready for the warmer weather. Just a little more sun would have brought it all to life.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk around the gardens and the various fields was very nice. Some of the gardens were in better shape than others. Nothing going on in the fields and the museum is closed.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stroll in the garden is amazing, with the tulips in full bloom. Lots of colours and the view from the garden is breath-taking.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PeteCKW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Park with lovely flowers and awesome building structure plus with a steaming things happening 👍 Worth the visit, and it is for free.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TinTinLovesSam
Reviewed October 10, 2019

I have given my visit an “Excellent” rating as I was fortunate enough to witness a pretty special display. After walking around admiring the many stunning flowering gardens, I was near the main entrance/exit when I spied a couple of Pukeko. I was taking some...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 3ComB1
Reviewed October 1, 2019

first of all the government house building was amazing .the gardens were lovely and there were so many corners with interesting things happening.there was the gazebo, the the well manicured lawns and there bowling lawns were being prepared .there were certain patches in the garden...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Saintjoan2001
Reviewed September 17, 2019

Tranquil, very British looking in the centre of Rotorua. Interesting museum, bowling lawn, close to lake.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SwissMarcello
Reviewed September 5, 2019

Because of earthquakes in the South Island a few years ago.. this building is closed, while they make the building stronger, but once it’s open, it’s one of the must visit when in Rotorua .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Steven C
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Response from DavidGA986 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sadly , but the gardens are worth visiting