***All guided walks postponed in order to help protect our communities from the spread of coronavirus. We will update this website when the services resume.***
We take a free guided walk every Wednesday at 10.30am. See what is blooming and discover interesting stories behind the plants and collections on this hour-long walk. No bookings are required.
This walk leaves from our Visitor Centre - please let the team at the Visitor Centre know if you would like to join them on the walk.
Free of charge.
*As of 1 July 2018, the guided walk time is now 10.30am every Wednesday.
Group Guided Walk
Groups can book a staff guided walk and enjoy an hour long tour of the seasonal highlights of the Gardens. Please note that group walks are available on weekdays only and bookings are essential.
$50 per community group. Please enquire with the visitor centre staff on prices for commercial groups.
Wiri Rambler 'Train' - operating at Alert Level 1 only.
Sit back and relax as the Wiri Rambler shows you the sights. The Wiri Rambler is a small tractor train, towing carriages with up to 16 passengers. Tours run on Sundays, weather permitting, and only at Alert Level 1. Tours also run on some Saturdays, please ring the visitor centre to find out if it is operating, ph (09) 267 1457.
The tours last 20 minutes and start outside the Huakaiwaka visitor centre, from approximately midday until 3pm (weather dependant).
- $2 per adult
- $1 per child (3yrs to 13yrs, accompanied by an adult)
- Free for under 3 yrs
- Private group bookings available, ph Kate Moodie on (09) 2977234 (please note the cost is dependent on the number of people in the group).
Community Bus Tour
If bringing a tour bus to the Gardens, contact a staff member in advance to discuss guided tour options as our normal service will be disrupted during the car park redevelopment.
Weekdays only, bookings essential.
$50 per bus (Please enquire with the Huakaiwaka visitor centre staff on prices for commercial groups).
For further information or questions about our tours, or to make a booking, contact our Huakaiwaka visitor centre staff.