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Address: 477 Fullerton Road, Waitomo Caves 3981, New Zealand
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+64 7-878 5278
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Lovely walk

We went to Altura Gardens with our grandson. It is a very pleasant walk around the animal enclosures. The wild life come out to greet visitors

Reviewed 27 November 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We visited and rang the bell and no one came. So was a waste of time visiting. I would not recommend unless you call first and make sure they are expecting you. There is another petting zoo you pass on the way to this one, we went there, they were great, let us in, the animals were really friendly.

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1 Thank Tanya S
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

The first time I've ever contributed to 'trip advisor', but felt compelled to by our experience here. No other visitors around, and nobody at reception. Rang bell loudly and repeatedly (as per notice), and waited 15 minutes, but no one came. Had 2 young girls desperate for a pony ride so went for a walk to try and find them.... More 

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1 Thank Janet H
Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

My family and I visited the park after having a tour of the caves. We arrived and went to the reception office and no one was home, we walked around looking for someone but could not. I would reccommend the staff having a sign or phone that tourist can use to gain entry to the park.

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3 Thank CCstar14
Australia
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

My partner and I enjoyed Altura Park very much. We rode past lovely scenery...farm animals, caves and limestone formations, the parks own natural waterfall (albiet a small one), valleys and hills at a gentle pace until we became more confident (first time riders), we then were able to trot. The view from the summits were truly spectacular. The woman leading... More 

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Thank bethany D
waitomo
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

We went to Altura Gardens with our grandson. It is a very pleasant walk around the animal enclosures. The wild life come out to greet visitors

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Thank colinWaitomo
Otorohanga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

I took my 9 yr old grand daughter and 81 year old parents for a day out to Altura. We packed a picnic lunch and set off. We only live 20 km's away from this awesome park but had never been. We arrived and had a very relaxing wander around the park. It is set up in a circuit type... More 

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Thank Shirley F
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We had a great horse trek through the farm in August. Just the 2 of us, complete beginners! My lovely horse Holly needed minmal guidance but did respond when i did exert some control. My husbands horse, part Clydesdale, had attitude but was still controllable - he enjoyed himself immensely. Thanks to Katie for the relaxed walk and enthusiasm! Lovely... More 

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Thank Cat R
Auckland
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We didn't go here for the park but to stay the night at their B & B. It was a great room which I would highly recommend. A very comfortable queen bed and a set of bunks with a small kitchen in one big room and a small bathroom to the side. Very well equipped. Breakfast tray left in your... More 

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