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Tupare

487 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
+64 800 736 222
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Nice surprise

We had intended visiting Pukeiti but were running short on time so went to Tupare instead as it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tania M
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Wellington, New Zealand
Tupare - the secret garden

This has to be one of the icons of Taranaki - it is not simply a garden but an experience that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barry G
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Experience the beautifully restored garden and Chapman-Taylor home. Sculpted from a hillside overlooking the Waiwhakaiho River, this is a premier landscaped garden. Sense the prestige, lifestyle and stories of the property's original developer, the prominent businessman Sir Russell Matthews, and his family. Enjoy a game of tennis, make use of the free barbeque on the River Flat, find a quite spot to read a book or just appreciate the beauty of Tupare. Owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. Enjoy it - it's yours.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“house tour” (4 reviews)
“arts crafts” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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487 Mangorei Road, New Plymouth 4312, New Zealand
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+64 800 736 222
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"gardener's cottage"
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"house tour"
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"arts crafts"
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"original homestead"
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"alongside the river"
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"beautiful garden"
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"swimming hole"
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"established gardens"
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"garden walk"
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"garden lovers"
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"mature trees"
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"nice walk"
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"two hours"
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"new zealand"
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"worth a visit"
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"great place to visit"
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"matthews"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had intended visiting Pukeiti but were running short on time so went to Tupare instead as it was closer, thinking it was going to be the second best option. We were pleasantly surprised! It was a delightful place, the gardens were lovely. The spot...More

Thank Tania M
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VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, Tania. Yes, Tupare is lovely isn't it? It's worth coming back sometime to see inside the house if you can. You would need to join a guided tour - they're at 11am on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from the start...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be one of the icons of Taranaki - it is not simply a garden but an experience that should not be missed - it is a place where one can feel relaxed and enjoy experiences at every turn, flowers, ponds, goldfish, glasshouse,...More

Thank Barry G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always been able to find a peaceful spot to sit and relax here. What a relaxing place to rewind!

Thank GFPensioner
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely place to visit. Amazing what a 100 years of gardening looks like in a place. Free too. Well with driving out to

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VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Yes, isn't it great that it's free for everyone? The property was purchased by the Matthews family in 1931 and the drive of less than 10 minutes from central New Plymouth is definitely worthwhile.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love to take a short walk around the garden paths ,you feel as if you are in another world I have visited tupare many times and always feel refreshed

1  Thank kathieb851
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VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. It's very peaceful isn't it?

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Sensational garden to visit, it was just a pity we didn't have more time to wander around. We'll return in the spring and look through the house as well

1  Thank Dave P
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VisitorServices3, Visitor services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks very much for your review, Dave. Yes, spring is also a fantastic time to visit.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We very much enjoyed wandering around the gardens, with steep rustic tracks leading down to the river flats and paved footpaths winding through the "rooms" of the property. If you have the chance to tour the house itself, take it! It is only open on...More

2  Thank RandC4861
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VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thanks for your review. Yes, the house tours are well worthwhile. They're on from the start of October until the end of March at 11 am on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Hope you are able to come again and join in with one.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Kudos to the Taranaki Regional Council for maintaining this beautiful park consisting of a 1930s Craftsman-style home and gardens, and having it open free to the public. Despite the fact that we saw it in March (autumn) it was still a lovely place in which...More

2  Thank usnzj
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VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks very much for your review and positive comments. Glad to hear you enjoyed Tupare.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Amazing gardens only a short car ride from central New Plymouth. Entry is free. Amazing gardens originally founded in 1932. Very well done with areas showcasing the history of the buildings and the garden house. Lovely colour coded walks through the garden, which can suit...More

1  Thank kiwimeggles
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VisitorServices3, Visitor Services at Tupare, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks for your review. Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Tupare.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A nice park both in the summer and winter. There is both the flower part, but the thing I like about this garden is that it has a nice river and bush walk.

Thank Emma Janvit H
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