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Government Gardens

Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-350 2119
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice gardens to wander, depends in you like the smell of sulphur but most of the town smells like that. This area seemed stronger but quite nice gardens close to town with easy access to town.

Thank bfreisler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The gardens are well maintained (particularly the rose area) and it is a pleasant place to pass the time. There is also a thermal spring and the museum building to look at (permanently closed until they decide how to make it earthquake safe and then...More

Thank SteveMariners
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great park with lots of Flora and fauna. Great for a walk or a picnic. We got some takeout from eat street and had picnic of sorts surrounded by natural beauty. Would highly recommend for anybody from families on a budget to couples on a...More

Thank jhnlinskyz
Reviewed 5 days ago

if you have nothing else to do, this is a decent walking experience. we walked it a couple times for the hotel on the way to restaurant row in the market area. it had a few interesting works of art.

Thank petittommer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Known as the Tudor Towers by the locals. It was once a nightclub which were owned by their band called Kairo. Nowadays it's a museum! Totally worth the visit!! :)

Thank dragostesun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place in the spring of 2017 when waiting for Intercity bus. This is a nice place to walk around, especially it is close to I-site. The blossom is also beautiful.

Thank IrisWei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens and surrounding building as are beautifully maintained and offer a glimpse into New Zealand's British history. The cricket lodges are particularly charming to see.

Thank InTheMomentManhattan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are a nice place to just relax and stroll around. It has some interesting statues. The gardens lead down to the lake and also to a thermal area. It also has a variety of birds.

Thank FJK13Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite an extensive area but not necessarily because of gardens. There are large lawn areas plus formal gardens. The latter were planted with tulips and poppies when we visited. There's also a good sized rose garden. Additionally, there are a couple of thermal...More

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are well maintained and are spread out over a large area that in some places have trails around the thermal lake. Although the museum was close for seasonal maintenance in October, there are plenty of places on these grounds to occupy oneself, and...More

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