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Te Puna Quarry Park Walk

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The 32 hectare Te Puna Quarry started in 1911. 575,000 tons of rhyolite rock to be used for roads, breakwaters and reclamation. Now you can enjoy a short 30 minutes to one hour walk around stunning garden’s

Quick Facts

        • Location: North Island NZ
        • Distance: 1.50 km
        • Time needed: 1 Hour
        • Difficulty: Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: No
        • Route: Round Trip
        • Elevation: 180m
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: Yes
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: Yes
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights


  • Track Quality

    Very good foot path around the Te Puna Quarry Park

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  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    there is a small Kiosk in the carpark
    Tauranga is only 15 Km away

  • Area & Track History

    The 32 hectare Te Puna Quarry started in 1911 and removed 575,000 tons of rhyolite rock to be used for roads, breakwaters and reclamation.
    The Te Puna Quarry finished up in 1979, in 1993 the Te Puna Park Society was formed and was officially open in 2000.
    Most of the work in Te Puna Park is done by volunteers followed by gardening groups.
    Te Puna Quarry Park special feature are the 40 Sculptures scattered through the park.
    The garden clubs involved are, Bonsai, Fuchsias, Orchids, Cacti, South African plants, Hibiscus, Herbs and native trees, the flowers really are amazing.

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  • Map location of Te Puna Quarry Park Walk

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: Te Puna Quarry Carpark

The car park is massive, at the bottom of the car park you will find the toilets in the back of the new building.
walk up to were the old digger is parked and you will see a map of the Te Puna Quarry Park.

Point 2: Second toilet

Make your way to the Amphitheater and them walk up the hill for 3 minutes, there they are on your right.

Point 3: Top Of Te Puna Quarry

It took us 30 min to reach the top of Te Puna Quarry, but we did get a little side tracked along the way, there are so many side track to different gardens so just take your time and enjoy the walk.
At the top there is a assailing wall if you feeling adventurous, then there is the Lion steps, not many but the view is good.
Walking down hill to the car park is a good descent, plus it can be a little slippery on a wet day.

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Contact info

Te Puna Quarry Park Te Puna Quarry Road, RD 7, Te Puna 3179, New Zealand

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