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Government Gardens

Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-350 2119
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This could be one of the most worthwhile places to visit in Rotorua. The garden was tranquil and beautiful. The museum was closed, to our regret but was still wonderful to look at for its gorgeous architectural designs. Rose Garden and coastal track nearby were...More

Thank Good_Partner
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a visit as the Gardens are very picturesque and you can walk along the Lake front from them, unfortunately the museum was closed for refurbishment

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gardens to go for a stroll or to have a picnic. The rose garden is especially very pretty and there's no shortage of photo opportunities. The only disappointment is that the Museum is closed until further notice and is surrounded by temporary wire fencing...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Government Garden has a lot of flowers and plants that were aesthetically pleasing and creatively done. In said place there is also a place Thermal Activity

Thank Librado C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited while waiting on our bus to the Takegi Moari Village. It was worth the time as the gardens are beautiful and included a rose garden in full bloom. Loved the historic buildings, although the bath house was under renovation for earthquake proofing. Hopefully...More

Thank Worldismyoyster1070
Reviewed 1 week ago

The roses were flowering so a visit tot he rose garden was very worthwhile. In spite of work obviously being done on the building it was still worthwhile to visit.

Thank KiwiKate55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rotorua's Government Gardens is a great place for a short visit or a meandering walk. The gardens offer glimpses of New Zealand Maori carving, fauna and some fascinating architecture in the form of a former public bathhouse converted to Rotorua's museum. The history of the...More

Thank TessmacTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the government gardens, from the geothermal activity and hot springs to the expertly manicured lawns for croquet and bowls to the Maori art and to the rose gardens. It is well worth stopping for a visit, and to grab some photos

Thank Grembo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clearly gardens which are extremely well tended. The main part of the gardens had very recently been planted up so not yet looking at their best but the grass areas were really well looked after. The rose garden was a picture, particularly colourful and great...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walk around the gardens and to the waterfront. The exterior of the museum is lovely, too bad it has been damaged by earthquake and not open. Nice rose garden as well.

Thank roadrunner0820
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