Park open for picnics, walks


The stunning Sculpture Park and arboretum at Waitakaruru – a stone’s throw from Tamahere – is offering free entry on Boxing Day, December 26.

A sheltered picnic spot at the entrance to the Sculpture Park and Arboretum

Visitors wanting to enjoy a peaceful, natural environment after the hubbub of Christmas are invited to take a picnic and enjoy the picturesque 17ha with family and friends.

A world away from the hectic, post-Christmas store sales, the park’s paths wind around a magnificent garden and arboretum with rocky outcrops, ponds, flowing water and broad vistas.

It will be open at no charge from 10am to 5pm, thanks to the offer from owners Dorothy and John Wakeling.

The park is a former quarry transformed into a treed haven. A range of sculptures pepper the grounds and dramatic changes in light and foliage, wildlife, and vistas guarantee a breathtaking experience.

The park is at 207 Scotsman Valley Rd, Tauwhare. More details here.

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