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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 www.sculpturepark.co.nz
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)