TRAVEL THE WORLD THROUGH TREES
Take the "waewae express" from Argentina to China, from Mexico to Canada, from Colombia to Alaska.
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.
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.