Te Puna Quarry Park has been developed by a dedicated band of volunteers from a disused quarry into a world class park.
This old scar on the hillside has become a place of special beauty. We have spectacular panoramic views out over the Bay of Plenty, and gardens of infinite variety.
- Walking tracks
- Picnic areas
- Stunning views
- Specialty plant areas
- Places to explore
- Natural Amphitheatre
- Butterfly house and garden
Featured throughout the Park, are sculptures by local artists. The Quarry is now becoming popular as an exhibition area for outdoor art and also for weddings.
The walking tracks are easy for the moderately fit. This is a place to enjoy, a place of nature and tranquility, of stunning views and great art.
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There are ponds, tree ferns, cymbidium orchids by the thousand, native tree plantings and exotics such as vireya rhododendrons - a wild garden rich in spectacular contrasts. Special garden areas include irises, cacti and succulents, an Australian area, a native Arboretum, a Bonsai corner, a South African area and a Palm Grove. We now have a butterfly garden where monarchs and admirals happily fly free.
Why not visit us sometime! If you do, you will be sure to return one day!
Open all day, everyday
FREE Admission but your donations are welcome and needed.