Te Puna Quarry Park
110 Te Puna Quarry Road, Te Puna
Take the Te Puna Quarry Road turn-off from State Highway 2, west of Te Puna. It is well sign posted.There is a car park as you enter the gates, with walking tracks starting and ending at either side.
About the walks
45-60 minutes return for main loop track. Other tracks and viewing points come off the main track to enjoy at your leisure.
The Quarry Park has become a destination in the Western Bay for locals and visitors. Covering about 32 hectares, it has many walking tracks – take your pick through waterways, native and exotic gardens, garden art features and picnic areas.
From the higher climbs are stunning views from the Coromandel ranges to the eastern Bay of Plenty. Featured throughout the park are sculptures by local artists.
Walking tracks are easy for the moderately fit and this is a place to enjoy nature, peace, stunning views and great art.
The park is a quarry that was in operation from 1911 to 1970. Transforming it into a The Quarry Park and wilderness garden was a dream of local resident Shirley Sparks who used to look out at the scarred rock faces of the neglected quarry from her kitchen window in Munro Road.