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Te Puna Quarry Park, Tauranga Overview

The Te Puna Quarry Park is built and maintained by volunteers, and the first set of plantings in the area took place in the year 1997. The park is known for its specialised plant groups and the different types of gardens such as the Australian Area, the Palm Grove, the Herb Garden, Mixed Ornamentals, the Fuschia Area, the Magnolias, the Butterfly Garden and the Clivias.

The park is also loved by both tourists and locals alike because of the thirty artistic outdoor sculptures that are beautifully made and settled within the park. Most of these sculptures are made of material like the Hinuera stone, tree fern trunks locally known as ponga and pottery in all shapes and sizes. 

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Cost and Entry Timings

The Te Puna Quarry Park remains open to visitors during daylight hours every day, and even if the main gates are closed, visitors can park their vehicles outside and walk within the premises. Dogs are allowed on the tracks but must be kept on a lead at all times and the owners must be responsible for cleaning up after them. There is no fee for entry to the park, but donations are always welcome.

How To Reach Te Puna Quarry Park

  • The Te Puna Quarry Park is located on 108 Te Puna Quarry Road and lies precisely at the end of Quarry Road, which stretches for only a kilometer and runs off State Highway 2.
  • Visitors can reach the venue by both private and public modes of transportation as road access to the park is very convenient.
  • Off-street parking is available for vehicles like cars, buses, and coaches. 

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