Welcome to Tupare
Experience the beautifully restored garden and Chapman-Taylor home. Sculpted from a hillside overlooking the Waiwhakaiho River, this is a premier landscaped garden.
Sense the prestige, lifestyle and stories of the property's original developer, the prominent businessman Sir Russell Matthews, and his family ...
Owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. Enjoy it - it's yours.
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Friday 6 February (Waitangi Day) - Guided walk (8.30am) and garden fair (10am-3pm): Join us for live entertainment, music, delicious food, arts, crafts & keepsakes, Tupare house tours, family games, pony rides and demonstrations on the river flat. Entry is free.
Enjoy our new public barbecue
The new public barbecue on the Tupare river flat is available during normal garden opening times. It is a shared public facility for our visitors to use and share with family and friends. We do not take reservations for this area.
There is no charge for use of the gas barbecues, but we request you clean all areas after use and take your rubbish away with you. There is no vehicle access to the river flat. Parking is still available in the carpark on Mangorei Rd.
Enjoy Tupare's stunning gardens as you stroll down to the river flat.