Relive the splendour and soak up the atmosphere of this stunningly landscaped garden and unique homestead, originally developed by prominent businessman Sir Russell Matthews.

Explore Tūpare

Experience Tūpare's beautifully restored garden and home. Sculpted from a hillside overlooking the Waiwhakaiho River, this is a premier landscaped garden.

The making of Tūpare

The Mangorei Rd property that was to become Tūpare was a wilderness in 1931 when Russell and Mary Matthews bought it.

Open daily - free entry

Winter hours: 9am-5pm
Daylight saving hours: 9am-8pm

Tūpare facilities

  • Toilets available
  • Mobility vehicle available on request
  • Free gas barbecue on river flat
  • Picnic areas on river flat
  • Please, no dogs

The Riverside School

The Riverside School is a study unit developed by the Taranaki Regional Council outlining the activities available for teachers and classes visiting Tupare. The 9 activity options include walks, studies focusing on trees and birdlife, and a stream study.

Tupare Riverside School (single document only)

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Contact Us

Contact Tūpare Phone: 0800 736 222 Email an enquiry