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Whangarei Quarry Gardens

37a Russell Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 7210
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Always something to entrance the senses

We have been visiting the gardens over the last decade or more and each visit delights. These... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bronwyn C
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Whangarei, New Zealand
via mobile
What a hidden gem

We went to the quarry as it had been recommended by a friend. What a delightful place to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen F
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kerikeri
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Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a subtropical oasis created by volunteers in the remnants of a former quarry in Northland, New Zealand. The Gardens are open to the public and feature subtropical gardens, native forest walks, waterfalls, streams, quarry ruins, tunnels, a scented Camellia collection, a plethora of NZ native and exotic plant species and so much more... The Gardens are a work in progress and have been created through the blood, sweat, tears and laughter of volunteers, supporting companies and other interest groups. Entry is by GOLD-COIN DONATION, with all proceeds used to purchase plants and equipment. Thanks!
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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
37a Russell Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
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+64 9-437 7210
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"quail"
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"gold coin donation"
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"exotic plants"
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"small lake"
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"golf cart"
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"walking trails"
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"lovely garden"
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"man made lake"
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"an eyesore"
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"cafe on site"
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"great cafe"
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"different areas"
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"morning tea"
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"huge variety"
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"hidden treasure"
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"hard work"
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"lovely place to visit"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been visiting the gardens over the last decade or more and each visit delights. These quarry gardens are superior to other like gardens we have visited over the years. A gradual walk for those seeking a gentle walk, a walk of discovery for...More

Thank Bronwyn C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the quarry as it had been recommended by a friend. What a delightful place to visit. There are so many pathways to follow. Lots of families all enjoying the space. It has a fabulous cafe where you can buy food. I liked...More

Thank Karen F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited the gardens and cafe with a close friend. This is an amazing place and the local volunteers and Council have achieved a beautiful space from an old quarry. They hold art exhibitions here on various occasions which enhance the use of these...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the quarry to view the gardens and the restaurant which was closed as it was a Monday. Nevertheless, I found the gardens exceptionally beautiful and was impressed that they are maintained by volunteers, some of whom were working in the garden. We walked...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Aaaahhh, so restful, so beautiful, such a dedicated bunch of volunteers. The cafe is lovely, maybe at bit more pricy, but this didn't deterr us from spending time in paradise.

Thank Marie A
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Lovely gardens to wander round, created from old quarry and now lovingly tended. Worth a visit, very attractive!

Thank freddielola
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Have been to this cafe a few times in the past few months, once for breakfast and once for a coffee in the late morning. Both times the service has been second to none, and the food has been exceptional. The scenery around the cafe...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

My sister and I followed the tracks in the guide leaflet and viewed amazing gardens. A lake fed by a small but tall waterfall is a startling feature. We also walked a side track, this features 100 kauri planted as a celebration. Astonishing range of...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This is a Garden that offers many ‘different’ subtropical plants that are rarely seen in gardens. On a sunny day a leisurely walk around this charming oasis is an absolute pleasure. There is a delightful cafe to end your tour.

Thank Brian P
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

An old quarry has been rehabilitated, largely by volunteers. And the plants are doing SO WELL! I would also recommend the Quarry Arts Centre, which is at a separate location.

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MassaHari
6 December 2016|
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Response from Quarry_Gardens | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes! The gardens are open, but the Cafe is closed from Xmas day until the 4th. So feel free to bring a picnic for your walk :) Thank you
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Natyhaphon R
20 October 2016|
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Response from wellingt0nkirby | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are open daily, including public holidays from 9am. So yes should be open on Labour Day. There is no set fee but they do ask for a gold coin ($1 or $2) per person. You are of course welcome to give a larger... More
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JuneStrokeclub
26 February 2016|
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Response from Quarry_Gardens | Property representative |
Gold coin donation :)
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