Te Mara Rakaunui o Aotearoa National Arboretum of New Zealand

All year round

Walks cater for all levels of fitness and ability, from flat tree lined paths to a steep climb up Mt Arateitei which rewards visitors with glorious views of the arboretum and the surrounding countryside.

Located near the first city to see the sun, the arboretum encompasses encompasses 131 hectares of exotic and native trees, shrubs, and climber plantings. Home to the largest collection of northern hemisphere trees in the southern hemisphere. There are many opportunities for recreation at this site, walking, bird watching, picnics, jeep tours and even accommodation options.


Adults $15 with concessions available

For more info visit:

Te Māra Rākaunui o Aotearoa National Arboretum of NZ at Eastwoodhill


2392 Wharekopae Road
RD 2 Ngatapa


06 863 9003




Dogs and pets not allowed in the Arboretum. All visitors must report to the office on arrival. For people with mobility issues, or for visitors wishing to see more of the arboretum, there is a Jeep available for tours - seats a maximum of 12 people. Weather permitting. Minimum charge $60. 2 mobility scooters, available from the Visitor Centre free of charge.

Transport & Parking

Eastwoodhill is situated approximately 35 kilometers northwest of Gisborne - a 30-minute drive through the picturesque Ngatapa Valley on the Wharekopae Road. Off-street parking for coaches buses and cars.

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