Eastwoodhill Arboretum. © Tairāwhiti

Surround yourself with exotic trees in Gisborne


Eastwoodhill, the National Arboretum of New Zealand, is home to 135 hectares of beautiful exotic and native trees.  

About 30 minutes inland from Gisborne, Eastwoodhill is a garden that has been growing for 110 years. With more than 3,500 varieties of trees, it is the largest and most comprehensive collection of Northern Hemisphere trees in the Southern Hemisphere. 

A multitude of walking tracks wind through seasonal gardens vibrant with colour – especially during spring when the magnolias and rhododendrons are in bloom. 

In the summer months, you can stroll through shaded, leafy glades with specimen trees so impressive they earned Eastwoodhill recognition as a Garden of National Significance. 

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