Waitakaruru was once a quarry, located just a few kilometres from Hamilton.

Photo from the sculpture park website.

Now 42 acres has been turned into a sculpture park and arboretum. Planting started in 1991 after it was purchased from Winstone Ltd.

There are ponds, lakes, waterfalls & a stream.

There’s a cafe, and a calendar of events showcasing some of New Zealnd’s finest artists
And it is a “Garden of Significant Hertitage”

Waitakaruru has a great website – Read more..

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