The Gardens

Te Popo’s 13 hectares has magic for all the senses. Birdsong will accompany your stroll through parkland encircled by borders of every colour, form & shape; a broadleaf and conifer woodland; and secret gardens tucked behind clipped hedges. Pristine waters flow through 50 feet deep river gorges and magnificent native trees, ferns and vines clothe the extensive forest trails. Three bridges, waterfalls and ponds bind these diverse elements into a unique cool temperate NZ experience. Hosted 4-star accommodation is a special feature.

Te Popo Gardens feature 34 acres of woodlands and gardens. It is an ideal place to tune in with nature. It’s a great place for couples or families to stroll through, have a picnic and relax. Every season comes with it’s own beautiful colours and story. You wouldn’t want to leave!

If you are a guest visiting during the evening or twilight hours be sure to visit our gorgeous glow worms. Situated on a gorge bank not far from our accommodation and assured to brighten your garden stroll or romantic walk to the river.

Planning a visit to Te Popo Gardens? It’s open all year round. We ask a small donation of $5 per person which helps maintaining the gardens.