Te Puna Quarry Park
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Te Puna Quarry Park is being developed by a dedicated band of volunteers from a disused quarry into a world class park. This old scar on the hillside has already become a place of special beauty. From the upper levels there is a spectacular panoramic view out over the Bay of Plenty. There are ponds, tree ferns, cymbidium orchids by the thousand, native tree plantings and exotics such as vireya rhododendrons - a wild garden of infinite variety. 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 happlily fly free.

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.

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



Need a Dragon at your Wedding?

Is this the place for your wedding? The Quarry Park has its very own resident Dragon.

The Gallery for your reception, the Dragon for your memorable photographs! Phone 552 5874 or click here for our Functions Guide



  • Walking tracks
  • Sculptures
  • Picnic areas
  • Gardens
  • Stunning views
  • Specialty plant areas
  • Places to explore
  • Cliffs
  • Ponds
  • Natural Amphitheatre
  • Butterfly house and garden
CONTACT US: info@quarrypark.org.nz  
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