Have an adventure.
Travel the world through trees. Take the waewae express from Argentina to China, from Mexico to Canada, from Colombia to Alaska.
Teddy Bears Picnic will be in Spring this year not autumn – date to be advised closer to the time.
Eastwoodhill Arboretum was the life’s work of its creator, William Douglas Cook, who came to Gisborne district in 1910 to take up 250 hectares of farm land from the Ngatapa subdivision.
Adults $15 | Senior (over 65) $12
Child (under 16) $2 | Child (under 5) FREE
Family (two adults and four children under 16) $28
Student (high school - tertiary ID required) $12
Guided walks and jeep tours are available by appointment
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.
What's out here?
The Visitor Centre
A courtyard area beside our Discovery Centre has tables and chairs and seats up to 70 people. This area also includes bathroom facilities and a bbq (bbq must be pre-booked, charges apply). Schoolbags can be left in this courtyard during your visit.
Our Pavilion is a short walk from the Visitor Centre and is suited to smaller groups, less than 25 people. Overlooking the Homestead Garden, this pavilion provides shelter should the weather deteriorate. It also has toilet facilities on-site. Bookings are required for this area.
The Eastwoodhill Home and Gift Store is located in the Visitor Centre and features beautiful items curated by our team. A fantastic array of homeware, gifts, foodstuffs and branded items is available. Whether you are shopping for yourself, a gift for a loved one or for a souvenir to remind you of your visit, you are sure to find something special.
A gift from the Eastwoodhill Arboretum is a gift to the Eastwoodhill Arboretum. All purchases benefit Eastwoodhill and our education, research programs, and development projects.
Members save 10% with their membership cards. Seniors save 10% with their gold card.
Situated beneath the Visitor’s Centre, the playground has easy access to the café, toilets and the education centre. It has a designated area for preschool children and large areas for the more adventurous – including some of the biggest swings in the country.
Good to know
Dogs & Pets
Dogs and pets are unfortunately not allowed in the Arboretum. This is to protect the stock we often have on the property and also to ensure we have the ideal environment for our collection.
Health & Safety
All visitors must report to the office on arrival.
Please be aware that there are hazards in the park. Make sure you wear suitable footwear, keep to tracks and paths wherever possible and be careful around water. We take every precaution with our trees and paths, but please be aware that our branches and seeds may fall from the tree causing injury.
Some foliage, bark or seeds may be poisonous so do not eat anything you find in the park.
Keep clear of any safety barriers or signs and please report any incidents, issues or hazards to the Visitor Centre so they can be assessed.
Thank you for your co-operation, it is in the interest of everyone’s safety.