Parks and Gardens
King Edward Park– entrances on High Street, Waihi Road and the corner of Camberwell and High Streets (Hawera) welcome you into a large spacious park currently under redesign but featuring well established trees, lake, camellia and rose gardens. Childrens’ playground and clean public toilets available.
Naumai Park- Some call it the goblin park, others a native plant park. Situated at the southern end of Hawera’s High Street, Naumai Park, offers an overwhelming sense of being in a “natural” native bush environment, and is lauded by visitors as a hidden gem.
Click here to read more about Naumai Park.
Hollard Gardens (Kaponga) Hidden paths, expansive lawns and swamp gardens are all part of the wonderful showcase of colour and horticultural drama that is Hollard Gardens. This garden of National Significance features an extensive collection of trees, rhododendrons, shrubs and perennials gathered over the past 77 years. Interesting all year round, the garden is most colourful from September until late November when many plants, especially the rhododendrons, are in flower. Hollard Gardens is open daily 9am – 5pm (except Christmas day) and admission is free.
For more information go to www.trc.govt.nz/hollard-home/
Bridger Park– Bridger Park Lane, Eltham. The park behind the CBD is a natural amphitheatre; it has a picnic area and a bush walk through to Stanners Street. The children’s toy wall, created by the late Fay Young, is adjacent to the park.