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, bush walks and attractive picnic areas all within a stunning terraced amphitheater planted with native plants and trees and subtropical species.
There is a newly opened cafe overlooking the gardens which is also well worth a visit.
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.
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