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, rhododendrons, camellias, roses, perennials, Irises, lilies, 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 with opportunities to relax and view our lovely surroundings.
This is an oasis just off the main highway where stresses can be forgotten in amongst nature at its best.
Our plants mainly consist of exotic & weeping trees, beautiful Rhododendrons, Camellias, Roses, Clematis, Lillies, Irises, Natives, and Perennials etc.
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.
2 hectares of garden, allow 2-3 hours for your visit.
A 30-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 abseiling adventures.
Yes, we do weddings.
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.