Spend the day at Eastwoodhill walking a trail, admiring the incredible collection of exotic and native trees, and finding the perfect picnic spot, letting the kids loose on our amazing playground ,and enjoying all that Eastwoodhill Arboretum has to offer. There is so much to discover at Eastwoodhill!
Exploring Eastwoodhill Arboretum on foot is the very best way to appreciate and enjoy all the national arboretum has to offer. Our walks cater for all levels of fitness and ability, from flat tree lined paths to a steep climb up Mt Arateitei which rewards visitors with glorious views of the arboretum and the surrounding countryside.
Eastwoodhill Arboretum is home to over 25,000 species of exotic and native trees, shrubs and climber plants spread over the beautiful 135 hectare grounds.
There are numerous beautiful spaces and gardens planted with distinct style throughout Eastwoodhill.
A guided tour is one of the very best ways to enjoy Eastwoodhill, discover new and amazing facts about the national arboretum and the 25,000 plants and trees it contains.
Eastwoodhill Arboretum has what’s been described as “the best play space in New Zealand”.
Designed by leading New Zealand play space designer Tina Dyer from Play Central, we have created “the most awesome natural playground”.
Eastwoodhill is a welcome sanctuary for a huge variety of birdlife from around the district.
Depending on the season, it's possible to encounter over 40 species of native and exotic birds at Eastwoodhill who come to feast on the many seeds, insects and berries within the arboretum.
All catering needs to be arranged in advance. Our Visitor Centre Shop has a great coffee machine, tea, cold drinks and snacks available daily.
Our collection database is a record of all the plants in our collection.