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lovely flowers but no waterfall

The garden was beautifully planted out with lots of varieties of colourful flowers. The waterfall... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
Willunga, Australia

Nicely created gardens with roses and other flowers in bloom at different times of year, nice for a... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“old quarry”(3 reviews)
“bluff hill”(5 reviews)
Coote Road, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

The garden was beautifully planted out with lots of varieties of colourful flowers. The waterfall was dry & the ponds were empty - such a pity.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shazhan472
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Nicely created gardens with roses and other flowers in bloom at different times of year, nice for a short stroll around

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived there expecting to see the waterfall and the 'lake' same like we saw in the pictures but it was dry like hell. Nothing to see.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Daani17
Reviewed 10 April 2018

So nice to unwind and look around the gardens, so peaceful. The waterfall is a lovely attraction as well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Visited for a wander and to enjoy the waterfall but we were disappointed to find that the waterfall and ponds and streams (man-made) were not working and was bone dry. It definitely detracted from the experience but obviously due to the water shortage this summer!...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank DebsH200
Reviewed 24 January 2018

A very enjoyable walk either by itself or on the way up to the Bluff Hill Lookout. It is small and serene with very pretty plantings.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We had walked by here once before returning to actually spend time in the gardens. The pond in the center was completely dry, so there were no waterfalls either. NZ is having a prolonged drought. This was disappointing, but the array of flowers and well...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ryan J
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Centennial garden is located in an old quarry and has good structure but looks like the council hasn't;t put much money into it for a while. Could become better with care.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank nosurf
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Right in the middle of town we found this place by pure chance. There's even a real waterfall and lots of beautiful flowers.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank jobst56
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Short visit or could take a picnic. Nice little park with flowers and a waterfall. Free activities are always a plus!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tash E
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8 April 2017|
Response from Fran1712 | Reviewed this property |
From the visitor centre you can walk or drive along Marine Parade towards the port of Napier and turn left into Coote Road. Centennial Gardens is on the right with the prison a little further on the left