Whangarei Quarry Gardens

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10 minutes drive from Lupton Lodge you will find the tranquil oasis of the Whangarei Quarry Gardens project – New Zealand’s subtropical paradise. Entry is by donation and parking is free onsite.

The site is a community project created by passionate volunteers in an old quarry. There are 2 waterfalls, a substantial lake, garden walkways, a bush walks and picnic areas all within a stunning terraced amphitheater planted with native plants and trees and subtropical species.

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Suitable for families, garden lovers or people who enjoy nature – spend a few minutes as you are passing or a couple of hours if you have the time exploring this magical place.

To get there from State Highway 1 in Whangarei turn West onto Russell Road at the bottom of the on the dual carriageway or into Douglas Rd just North of the Kensington Stadium.

Some other Whangarei gardens you might enjoy include Botanica, Cafler Park Rose Gardens and Tawapou Coastal Natives.