Eastwoodhill Arboretum


Ride through idyllic farmland and expansive vineyards to the Eastwoodhill Arboretum, the largest collection of Northern Hemisphere flora in the Southern Hemisphere. Nature lovers will relish the opportunity to view and photograph over 3,500 species of mature trees, shrubs and climbers. William Douglas Cook’s life work was creating Eastwoodhill Arboretum. Originally a farmer, he soon found that his true calling was planting trees, which he did prolifically, bringing thousands of different species to the area over 55 years. Eastwoodhill is a celebration of Cook’s hard work and dedication and one of the area’s most popular attractions with more than 8,000 visitors a year. Explore the highlights and learn about the plants and their botanicals on a guided walking tour. Birds are drawn to the serenity of this environmental sanctuary, see the petite goldfinch, protected native kereru and the Australian magpie. Amateur ornithologists should bring their binoculars. Take an easy guided walk through the Homestead Garden and a four-wheel-drive guided tour. The Discovery Centre, with permanent and seasonal collections, is the perfect place to learn about the area’s history and conservation efforts. Special Notes: Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water. Minimum height is 148cm.
  • Location

    Gisborne

  • Tour Code

    GIS025

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $119.99
    Children (12 & under) from $119.99

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Refreshments

Enjoy light refreshments at the Homestead Garden

Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water. Minimum height is 148cm.
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