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private garden


8 Hillside Road, Ostend, Waiheke Island.


Achteralm is an old-style Waiheke cottage garden. The garden reflects Gerda’s and Kim’s interest in flowers, vegetables, bees, fruit trees and creative recycling. Its design and style are influenced by their European backgrounds and their love for the natural world and Waiheke Island.
The garden is situated in a rural pocket of Waiheke, just a few hundred meters walk from the centre of Ostend, The Saturday Market, bus stops and cafés are just a ten-minute walk away.

Garden Size

The garden is a quarter-acre, allow 1 hour for your visit.


  • Price
    The charge is $20 per person (this includes your tea and scones). If visitors don't want tea and scones, the price is $15. You can pay cash at the time or online in advance. Bank Details: 15-3970-0147699-00. NB: Eftpos facilities are not available. All the money raised will go to the Jassy Dean Trust. This is a charity that helps sick children and their families living on Waiheke. Visit the link to find out more about the charity: http://www.jassydeantrust.org/
  • Parking
    Hillside Road is a narrow, unsealed road, off Wilma Road. There is limited parking on the property, and some parking on the side of the road.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Even though most of the garden has been terraced, a wheelchair can’t be manoeuvred around the garden, but it certainly can be used on the deck and you can enjoy a cuppa and the ambience.
  • Dogs allowed?
    Dogs, on a lead, are welcome.
  • Food available?
    Following your garden visit, you can enjoy tea, scones and homemade jams on our veranda (this is included in the price). You should plan for a visit of about an hour, but you are welcome to stay longer if you want.
  • Children allowed?
    Children are welcome, but our garden is not “childproof” as our grandchildren are no longer little. Quite a few plants are poisonous.
  • Toilets?
    Yes, we have toilet facilities available.
  • Guided Tours
    You are free to wander around our compact garden, which is a quarter-acre, if you prefer, we will give you a guided tour.


8 Hillside Road, Ostend, Waiheke Island.