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.