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Whangarei Quarry Gardens

37a Russell Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 7210
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Highly recommended

The surrounding are just beautiful, we had a lovely walk and the children enjoyed running through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Whangarei, New Zealand
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It is an amazing green space asset for Whangarei and so accessible from the city. The gardens can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a subtropical oasis created by volunteers in the remnants of a former quarry in Northland, New Zealand. The Gardens are open to the public and feature subtropical gardens, native forest walks, waterfalls, streams, quarry ruins, tunnels, a scented Camellia collection, a plethora of NZ native and exotic plant species and so much more... The Gardens are a work in progress and have been created through the blood, sweat, tears and laughter of volunteers, supporting companies and other interest groups. Entry is by GOLD-COIN DONATION, with all proceeds used to purchase plants and equipment. Thanks!
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  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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37a Russell Road | Kensington, Whangarei 0112, New Zealand
+64 9-437 7210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The surrounding are just beautiful, we had a lovely walk and the children enjoyed running through the tunnels. The rock work is absolutely spectacular. The cafe was a great place to have lunch and the food was exceptional. The staff were so friendly and delievered...More

Thank yummy72
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an amazing green space asset for Whangarei and so accessible from the city. The gardens can be hired for functions too

Thank 172food
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Quarry gardens many times and always enjoy our time here. Cafe is a great place for breakfast, morning tea, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. Good coffee and food with a great view over the gardens. Suitable for kids too. Donation only...More

Thank 715jonnyb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted somewhere to visit and have lunch. The Quarry Gardens met both requirements well. The Quail cafe has a good choice of food and is well staffed, so can cope with the busy times. The gardens themselves are a labour of love by the...More

Thank Kiwiseley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully planned and kept gardens. Adults and children alike really enjoyed strolling around, taking in the beautiful scenery. Followed by an amazing lunch at the onsight cafe. Totally recommend

Thank onmway2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in the old quarry as the name suggests .This is a beautiful garden ,with many sections easy paths and some steep tracks for the more adventurous. It has a nice collection of bromeliads in a few different climate situations and a large Camelia...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this place many times and watched as it has transformed from a rocky quarry with a few plantings to the fantastic, maturing garden sanctuary it is now.

Thank macdarb
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is a stunning place and a great place to stop off on your journey north or if you are having a day out in Whangarei. Lots of parking. A bit of a climb sometimes but worth the effort. The Lake is stunning. Enjoyed all...More

Thank getdihere
Reviewed 17 May 2017

My cousin had her wedding here it was stunning! but book in advance or youll miss out! Great for family walks or events too :)

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We came the day before ANZAC day and the place was pretty much empty, but we had a great time walking around and enjoying the scenery. We saw some signs in town that listed a walking trail to the gardens, but that was a little...More

Thank Rwc142014
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are the gardens open on Christmas and New Year's?
6 December 2016|
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Response from Quarry_Gardens | Property representative |
Hi there, Yes! The gardens are open, but the Cafe is closed from Xmas day until the 4th. So feel free to bring a picnic for your walk :) Thank you
Natyhaphon R
good morning. do we have to pay to enter Garden? and is garden open on this Labour's day? thank you.
20 October 2016|
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Response from wellingt0nkirby | Reviewed this property |
The gardens are open daily, including public holidays from 9am. So yes should be open on Labour Day. There is no set fee but they do ask for a gold coin ($1 or $2) per person. You are of course welcome to give a larger... More
Is there an entrance fee?
26 February 2016|
Response from Quarry_Gardens | Property representative |
Gold coin donation :)