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Address: 1481 Kaipara Coast Highway, New Zealand
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Great day out or stop off

We visited on our way back to Auckland from the Bay of Islands. Made a great change from the usual slog down state highway 1 and no traffic jams on the day before everyone goes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 January 2017
Aqualibra1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on our way back to Auckland from the Bay of Islands. Made a great change from the usual slog down state highway 1 and no traffic jams on the day before everyone goes back to work. Lovely gardens, amazing sculptures and friendly staff. We really wish we had taken a picnic and made a day of it. Something... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Loved visiting these gardens, quite a unique place to visit and was recommended by friends. Sculpture was well presented in the gardens with some awesome views. The cafe sold yummy pies. Recommend you visit if in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I'm no gardener but my wife 6 year old child & I loved it there. The pies were excellent as was the service We came to look at the sculptures and garden centre and were amazed how much time and effort had gone into this privately owned centre. The botanic gardens in Auckland I believe is subsidised by the government.

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Thank Kev Ted B
Auckland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Kaipara Coast Sculpture gardens are about an hour away from central Auckland by car. The first part of this three ring circus is a well stocked garden centre which is distinguished by its wide selection of garden art for sale. The cafe consists of a coffee machine, a pie warmer and a few assorted cakes and biscuits. Service was... More 

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Kiwi on the loose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Lovely spot to visit - plants are well worth the drive for the pricing and the garden ornaments and sculpture collection very inviting. The cafe has been revamped - now brightly coloured however when I visited the menu seems to have also changed with less of a cooked range available. The focus is now on prepared slices, pies and scones... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely sunny day so took a picnic to the gardens. Wonderful place, with sculptures updated in the last two weeks. Path easy to walk as it meanders down a gently sloping valley. No steps but some up and downs. Lots of private spots to sit under a tree and watch the bees playing in the english cottage garden. The garden... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Be prepared for a wait, or order then wander the plants, as we waited a long time for a very simple order & 3 others also complained about time taken to be served. Pricey for what it is.

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Thank Coupee
1811027David_B, Owner at Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Coupee, Thanks for your comments and our apologies that you had slow service in the cafe. Since your visit we have completely changed our kitchen, staff and menu and now offer a simple much faster and more cost effective menu of gourmet handcrafted pies, tasty slices, barista coffee, iceblocks, milkshakes and cold drinks. Simple kiwi tucker that tastes good.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is our family Easter treat each year; bunnies hide chocolate eggs throughout the sculpture gardens and kids pick a colour and find as many as they can. Well attended even in rain. A great plant centre and cafe at the location too for a warm snack afterwards. Love this place and so do the kids.

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Thank Morgan H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The sculpture garden is set in the country and is very peaceful. Exhibitions run for a set time. The paths are level and not difficult to follow. They meander from sculpture to sculpture, leading you through bush, past ponds, fruit orchards, vegetable gardens and open areas. There is a petanque court, outdoor games (huge droughts, chess, chequers & connect four),... More 

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Kiwi on the loose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visited with our teenage sons who throughly enjoyed themselves - sculptures are great and give you many ideas of what to do at home - cafe is wonderful with amazing food, nursery has great selection of plants and garden trinkets at great prices. A must do is visit the cafe toilets - the washbasin uses a plumbed in watering can... More 

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