from $15

Phone 07 824 0733 / 0275 670 996

Contact Person Dorothy Wakeling

Address 207 Scotsman Valley Road, Tauwhare, New Zealand View Map




The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum is a former quarry that has been transformed into a 17.5 hectare  arboretum with more than 20,000 trees from around the world. The rehabilitation started in 1991. Along the 2 km long nature trail you will discover more than 100 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand’s largest outdoor galleries .   All of our sculptures are NZ made, some tell thought-provoking NZ stories.

Sustainability of nature and art are the driving forces of the park. Formed from derelict land, its trees are now protected long-term for carbon sequestration. The park promotes sustainable creative inspiration.

The park is a not-for-profit environmental and cultural enterprise that provides visitors with an intriguing walk that sparks creative ideas for all ages.  This art-in-nature experience aims to inspire imaginations, nourish inquisitive minds, and provide for creative learning in an accessible wilderness environment.

Open Daily 10am to 5pm
15yrs plus:   $15.00
5 – 14yrs:      $5.00

Book through the park’s website

Annual passes are available for $45/adult.

Our riddle-solving team game can now be booked directly through our website (Book Now Team Game), providing two opportunities daily 9.30am and 2pm for a group to play the game.

This game is suitable for social clubs, extended family get-togethers, corporate events, and Christmas parties. As you walk around the park, you will see a  few locked boxes – the game is an outdoor variation of the popular Escape rooms.  It requires a minimum of 4 adults and enables participants to enjoy the whole park.

Minimum of 4 adults

Maximum of 20 people

$35/adult/ $20/child (under 16)


The Sculpture Park and Waitakaruru Arboretum

207 Scotsman Valley Road, Tauwhare, New Zealand

14km from Cambridge

Cambridge is close to:
Auckland 1 hr 45 min
Hobbiton 30 min
Hamilton Airport 15 min
Waitomo Caves 50 min
Te Awamutu 25 min
Avantidrome 2 min
Hamilton Gardens 15 min
Raglan 1 hr
Rotorua 1 hr
Tauranga 1 hr
Lake Karapiro 15 min
Sanctuary Mountain 30 min
Te Awa Cycle Trail 2 min
The Boatshed Kayaks 15 min

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Sanctuary Mountain

30 min

Hamilton Gardens

15 min

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1 hr

Waitomo Caves

50 min


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