Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail Official launch 15 July 2021

38. Te Popo Gardens & Accommodation

636 Stanley Rd, Stratford, 4394

Te Popo Gardens are a 13ha parkland of native trees. Wander over a 30m suspension bridge crossing the deep river gorge that surrounds the garden and hear birdsong as you stroll the extensive forest trails.

This garden is magic for all the senses. Exotic and coniferous trees create borders of every color, form and shape, and the woodland features a zoo of life-size animal sculptures giving the impression of an African Safari.

Artwork of various NZ artists and gifts are available to purchase. Boutique accommodation is available.

The Zebra Café will be open during the festival.
Keep your eyes on the African animals once you finished your safari while enjoying delicious food and drinks. 

EVENT: African Safari

Bring the kids and ignite their imagination. 40 hand-made animal sculptures in are wating to be discovered. Use the map to seek out the life-size African creatures. Read More >

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