Walking & Hiking Trails

Taitua Arboretum

The Taitua arboretum is home to an impressive selection of mature trees spread across 22 hectares of open spaces.

Featuring lakes, woodland gardens, birdlife and ample picnic spots, all linked by a network of walking tracks, the arboretum is perfect for a leisurely weekend stroll, family picnic or more active outing.

Those looking for a longer walk can start at the Tills Lookout on Melva Street for great views of Hamilton City and follow the path for a 30 minute walk to the arboretum.

Dogs are also welcome within the arboretum, but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Taitua Arboretum walk details

  • Opening hours: The Taitua arboretum is open seven days from 8am, with ample parking on site.
  • Time: Varies depending on how far you choose to walk
    From the Tills Lookout on Melva Street it is 30 minute one way to the arboretum
  • Getting there: Follow State Highway 23 west towards Raglan, turn left into Howden Road, then left again into Taitua Road.
  • More info: www.hamilton.govt.nz
  • Please Note: Dogs are permitted inside the Taitua Aboretum but must be kept on a lead at all times.