Whangarei Quarry Gardens

Whangarei Quarry Gardens

Whangarei Quarry Gardens is a subtropical oasis created by volunteers in the remnants of a former quarry.

The Gardens are open to the public and feature a plethora of NZ native and exotic plant species.

The Gardens have been a work in progress for over 17 years. They are the efforts of staff, volunteers, supporting companies and other interest groups. New volunteers are needed and most welcome.

Admission is by gold coin donation, with all proceeds used to purchase plants and equipment. Please do not take flowers or any part of any plant and stay on the paths.

Parking

Plenty of on-site parking is available at the Whangārei Quarry Gardens. 

Please note:  Due to repair and improvement work at Quarry Gardens, parking on Mondays and Tuesdays is restricted to the front carpark only. There is walking access from that carpark into the gardens along a short unsealed road. The top carpark is open at all other times.

Quarry Gardens stream bank repairs

What to expect

  • Maps and information at the Visitors Centre.
  • Refreshments at the cafe at entrance.
  • Subtropical and arid gardens.
  • Native forest walks (connecting to Coronation Reserve).
  • Waterfalls, streams, and a lake.
  • Quarry ruins and tunnels.
  • A scented Camellia collection.

Location

37A Russell Road, Kensington, Kensington 0112  View Map

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