Yatton Park is in Tauranga South, in an area called Parkvale and south of the Merivale shops.
Known by Tangata Whenua as Te Tutarawananga a Tamatea-arikinui, Yatton park was once the location of a Pa site to which Nga Te Ahi, Ngati Ruahine and Ngai Tamarawaho have connections.
The park is partially accessible to vehicles and is open from 8am to 8pm in Spring and Summer during daylight saving hours and 8am to 5pm in Autumn and Winter.
Yatton park’s unique collection of exotic and native tree species is both a locally and nationally significant arboretum. Since many of the Yatton park trees were planted around the same time in the same area, they have competed against each other for height rather than growing outwards, so many of the trees are among the tallest of their species in the country. They were planted around 1866.
History of Yatton Park (181kb pdf)
Weddings are popular throughout the year at the park, please phone Council for more information and bookings, or use our online form to make a wedding ceremony request.
Last Reviewed: 05/02/2018