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Ngatea Water Gardens, Giftshop & Function Centre

Ngatea Water Gardens are an unexpected treat for travellers passing through Ngatea on State Highway 2. Situated only 1 hour from Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Coromandel, they are also a fun day trip destination; and the perfect wedding venue.

The picturesque 5 acre property has funny signs and scenes throughout, and is complete with giftshop, playground, and function centre for weddings and other occasions. The wheelchair friendly path through the gardens will take you over bridges, past water lily ponds, waterfalls, waterwheels and magical fountains. You will be kept entertained by our friendly hand fed birds and fish, plus our fascinating turtles, said to be the oldest in New Zealand.

Also set within the gardens is a Can Museum, displaying over 11,000 different beer, soft drink and unusual cans from around the world.

Open Sunday to Thursday, 10am - 4pm (October to April).
Open Sundays only May to September.
Open by appointment outside these hours for groups. 

  • Picturesque 2 hectare water gardens with wide variety of plants and water features.
  • Designed for year round viewing
  • Fully pathed and wheelchair accessible
  • Giftshop and souvenirs
  • Function centre for hire
  • Picnic areas
  • Children's play area and quiz
  • Waterplants, fish and birds for sale
  • Fascinating Can Museum
  • Home to some of New Zealands oldest turtles
Ngatea Water Gardens are privately owned and operated by Roger and Emma Blake. They designed and built the gardens, commencing development in 1995. Roger, a mechanical engineer, (now gardener) has displayed his engineering skills throughout the gardens, transforming a flat paddock into a contoured array of ponds, paths, bridges and structures.

The design caters for all ages; the playground and quiz being favourites with the children. Everchanging with the seasons, these gardens are interesting all year round; so bring along a picnic and these spectacular gardens will make your day!

                           Open Sunday to Thursday, 10am - 4pm (October to April). 
                           Open Sundays only May to September.
                           Our open days are consistant, regardless of what day any public            holidays fall. Open by appointment outside these hours for groups. 

Admission   Group Discounts
    10 or more
Adults $14 $13
5 to 13 years $6 $5
Preschool Free Free

Ngatea Water Gardens
Bratlie Place, Ngatea 3503, New Zealand
Phone/fax: 07 867 7275
Email: ngateawatergardens@xtra.co.nz

Postal address:
Ngatea Water Gardens
c/- RW & EWJ Blake, 7 McMillan Street, Ngatea, New Zealand