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Taitua Arboretum

An enchanting woodland wonder
A tranquil country ramble just minutes from Hamilton.
Peaceful picnic spots and scenic strolls.
22 hectares of mature trees and shrubs, pasture, lakes and woodland gardens linked by 2.3 kilometres of walking tracks and bridges.
Great views and wonderful bird life.
Taitua had its beginnings 40 years ago when tree lovers John and Bunny Mortimer began developing their block west of Hamilton. Today there are more than 1500 species of indigenous and exotic trees and shrubs, many sourced during the Mortimers' world travels. In 1997 the Mortimers gifted the arboretum to Hamilton City Council.
The colours of the trees change with the seasons: from magnificient autumn bursts of orange, red and yellow, to winter silhouettes, spring blossoms and lush summer foliage.
Fancy a longer walk or bide ride? Start at Till's Lookout above Dinsdale off Amanda Ave or Melva St, and walk/bike along the hilltop, into Wallace Rd and then down to the arboretum. The pathway is part of the Te Araroa Walkway and the views across to Mt Pirongia are stunning.
Taitua Arboretum is five minutes drive from the Dinsdale roundabout, and is open seven days from 8am until 30 minutes before sunset.
Ample parking, bus turning bay, toilets and shelters. Dogs are allowed at Taitua but they have to be on a leash at all times. Sorry, no bicycles allowed within the arboretum. The arboretum's all-weather tracks are suitable for wheelchairs. The arboretum is available for weddings, family gatherings and sporting events.
address Taitua Road
city Hamilton
phone 07 838 6622
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