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Government Gardens

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Address: Rotorua, New Zealand
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+64 7-350 2119
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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This is a very lovely place to visit, quiet and very tidy

excellent, tidy, well maintained, loved visiting this place and walking around it, would certainly go again and visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent, tidy, well maintained, loved visiting this place and walking around it, would certainly go again and visit

Thank mcgoo1952
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to stroll around and enjoy a bit of down time. The flower gardens are well keep and the building (now a museum) are well worth visiting. Just relax.

Thank Janine B
Rotorua, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even while the Rotorua Museum is closed after the Kaikoura earthquake, a walk in Government Gardens is very worthwhile. Good signage explaining points of interest. Always wide variety of plants in flower. Do not miss rhe sculpture trail behind the Blue Baths.

Thank MargrietTheron
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The government gardens were near our hotel, and we felt drawn to the attractively wide open spaces. The museum building, which is closed for repairs, is a lovely architectural work. We were impressed with the planning and care that went into landscaping and maintaining the gardens. The public gardens feel as if they have been created to provide an enjoyable... More 

Thank Staidthere
Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The gardens where ever you go in New Zealand are beautiful at his time of year with lots of colour and looked after very well. This is a great free activity just to walk around or sit and enjoy.

Thank Sue A
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The gardens are a nice complement to the historical government building (especially great for photos). It is a great place to stroll through, especially as the museum is currently closed.

Thank F S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Government Gardens are lovely for a stroll and to take photos of the iconic buildings. However, after a short walk behind the main museum building, we discovered a geothermal area backing on to Lake Rotorua with small bubbling mud pools, steaming sulphur gas mounds and a lovely sandy area that was great for birdwatching. This is what Roturua is... More 

Thank lon_alyse
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

looked around the gardens and museum. Museum is clased due to earthquake assessment. Need to check this out as we were really disappointed about this. Nowhere in advertising does it state that. Planning needed to be changed. However, the gardens still provided us with some lovely photograph opportunities.

Thank Neva S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden is quiet nice ane even though the museum is closed the building gives you a beautiful background for the iconic photo of rotorua visit.

Thank Vineeth B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I went here just to have a walk and a look around while we were celebrating our one year anniversary. It was very peaceful and beautiful, a truly incredible moment to share with each other.

Thank Enya K

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