Aramatai Gardens

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The Garden

Aramatai Gardens are situated within a beautiful valley surrounded by amazing hills, being undulated provides it with interesting contours of plantings that consist of various exotic & weeping trees, natives, rhododendrums, camellias, roses, parennials, Irises, lillies, plus two large natural ponds & rock formations and their associated plants & fauna.

It also features a vegetable garden, sunken garden, fruit & nut orchard, extensive lawns and walkways.

Our beautiful garden is peaceful, tranquil and restful with many rustic seats whereby they provide you opportunities to relax and view our lovely surroundings.

This is an oasis just off a main highway where stresses can be forgotten in amongst nature at its best.

Our plants mainly consist of exotic & weeping trees, beautiful Rhododendrums, Camellias, Roses, Clematis, Lillies, Irises, Natives, and Perennials etc. View Map

The Gardener

Stu and Trisha Donaldson lived on this property for almost 32 years, the garden has been planted for nearly 20 years since 1992, it was designed & created from bare paddocks. Leo & Jill Mouat purchased the property in December 2012, we also have a working farm.

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Garden Details

Address
12 Mapara North Road, Te Kuiti. We are 12 kms from SH 3 (or Eight Mile Junction) on the way to MT Ruapehu on State Highway 4. Our drive entrance is about 120 metres long.
Email
aramatainz@gmail.com
Phone
64 07 8788683
Contact Person
Jill & Leo Mouat
Hours
All year by appointment.
Garden Size
2 hectares of garden, allow 2-3 hours for your visit.
Price
For each person we charge $5.00 NZ Other charges can be established with your enquiries.
Brochure Available?
Yes
Parking
Off street parking for buses coaches and cars.
Toilets
Yes
Food Available
Morning / afternoon teas and lunches available by arrangement.
Seating
Our beautiful garden is peaceful, tranquil and restful with many rustic seats whereby they provide you opportunities to relax and view our lovely surroundings.
Picnics
Yes please free to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair Access
Yes the grounds are wheel chair friendly in the warmer months.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs thank you as there is stock around.
Children Allowed
Yes but do supervise at all times as there are large ponds.
Accommodation
No but we are happy to recommend local accommodation in the area.
Weddings
Yes we do weddings.
Plants/Other Sales
Not at this stage.
Guided Tours
Yes we are happy to show our visitors around the gardens.
Other Facilities
A 15 minute walk through our sheep and beef farm to a large picturesque hidden waterfall and native bush area.
A 10 min drive to the very spectacular 90 foot tall Doc. Waterfall.
A 15 min drive to Mapara Kokako bird reserve.
and a 45 min drive to Waitomo glow worm caves, black water rafting and absailing adventures.