About Eastwoodhill

Home to over 25,000 species of exotic and native trees, shrubs and climber plants

We are an arboreal ark, a safe haven for threatened and endangered trees. Our mission is centred on conservation education and research.

The immense collection of trees at Eastwoodhill has been internationally recognised and was awarded the inaugural ‘Arboretum Distinguished for Merit’ by The International Dendrology Society in 1978. The Homestead Garden has also been rewarded and was recognised as a ‘Garden of National Significance’ with a five-star rating by the NZ Gardens Trust first in 2004 and as recently as 2017.

Open Hours

8am-4.30pm  |  7 days a week
Closed Christmas Day

Find Us

2392 Wharekopae Rd, Ngatapa,
Gisborne 4072


The Isolated Collection

From Around the World


We have a little bit of something for everyone

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.

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.


Volunteer at Eastwoodhill

If you’re interested in helping to preserve and develop Eastwoodhill, becoming a volunteer is a rewarding experience as working to uphold New Zealand’s national arboretum is a privilege and a legacy to be left for many generations to come.


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