Guided Tours

Let us show you around.

For visitors wishing to get more out of their visit to the arboretum or for those short on time, we have guided tours available. 

Guided Tours

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.

Tours must be booked prior to arrival. To book or for more information, please contact Eastwoodhill.

Eastwoodhill offers a range of guided tours to suit all visitors abilities and interests.

Guided tours take about one hour, and can be adjusted to accommodate your schedule. But, we encourage you to allow extra time to enjoy the gardens and grounds after the guided tour.

Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate attire is highly recommended to best enjoy the arboretum and gardens.

All guided tours must be booked in advance through the Eastwoodhill Visitor Centre, or by contacting Eastwoodhill.

Groups of 12 or more people will receive a group rate. Complimentary admission is extended to one group leader or tour manager, and the motor coach driver.

Complement your tour with gourmet box lunches, a buffet lunch or tea at the Douglas Cook Centre overlooking the arboretum or in the Homestead Garden. Catering and prices are available upon request.

Cost $15 pp — minimum charge $60 — plus $10 entry pp

Golf cart takes 5 people, Jeep takes 13 people.

Tours must be arranged by prior booking at or phoning 06 863 9003

Botanical Tour

A one hour tour with a member of the curating team of Eastwoodhill, viewing some of the special flora and fauna in the arboretum. $15 plus entry fee per person (minimum charge $60).

Cycle Tours

There are cycle trails organised and promoted by the Motu Trails organisation that cycle past Eastwoodhill. Please see Motu Trails for more information or their Facebook page.