The Giants House

The Giants House, Akaroa: Hours, Address, The Giants House Reviews: 4.5/5

The Giants House
4.5
Art Galleries • Gardens
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
The Happiest Garden on Earth..! Garden of International Significance.. A Josie Martin creation.. Colourful, beautiful balance between garden and art. Don’t miss the fun DVD playing in the contemporary art gallery. Terraced gardens with sculptures and incredible mosaics. Very Unique. A creative feast and a wonderful experience. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of Akaroa.terraced gardens are full of surprises -expect the unexpected at The Giant's House!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Liz M
Lake Hawea, New Zealand23 contributions
Entertaining visit
Sep. 2020 • Family
Having seen magazine articles, my interest was caught ,and a visit was on the need to do list.
Clever clever mosaic artistry combined with an ever-changing plantscape saw the males dragged along enjoying their time. Well rewarded for our walk up from the village. Will go again. Very hard to follow the rules and not touch.
Written 25 July 2021
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786Nicola
Ashburton, New Zealand84 contributions
WOW
Jun. 2021 • Couples
Wow!!!
This place is amazing, how anyone can plan the garden around the sculptors or vis versa is beyond me, its the best. So much to see, so colourful, so clever absolutely love it, so worth a visit, i would love to of meet the lady who owns it
Written 11 July 2021
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Ainslie M
Christchurch, New Zealand88 contributions
Absolutely fantastic!
Jun. 2021
Omg this place is awesome.. so much hard work over the years has gone into making these sculptures. Very impressive..
Written 27 June 2021
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ChchNZwm
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions
Appalling poor service for one minute too late
Jun. 2021 • Family
We turned up, walked up the hill with 5 small children and 3 adults at 1:46 to be told that it was closed. The very small sign on the steps up do say that last entry is at 1:45. We were told it was closed. Disappointed children, I suggested they could at least stand and have a look from the ticket office only to be told no, there were not permitted to stand there.

The attitude of the staff was very disappointing. I get that they had a closing time, and a last entry but I think it was foolish of her to not even allow us to come through quickly. It would have been an easy $125 dollars for them. As that was how much we would have paid to have a look through their garden.

Very disappointing experience all round.
Written 5 June 2021
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Kaley W
Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand44 contributions
Mindblowing & incredible!
Apr. 2021
We are so glad we were told to go to the Giants House!!! WOW!!!!! This place is absolutely incredible! The mosaic art & gardens are absolutely stunning! Loved the passion & work that's gone into these works of art. Lovely french music playing. I felt like we were in Barcelona or France!
Written 3 June 2021
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ams255118
Christchurch, New Zealand176 contributions
Stunning, Felt like we were at Gaudi museum in Spain.
May 2021
This garden is worth the visit. I have been to Akaroa many times and never visited. World class. Incredibly pretty garden and mosaics. Such talent and a beautiful old house as well.
Written 30 May 2021
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DebbieNZ
Lower Hutt, New Zealand6 contributions
Amazing, loved it
May 2021
My sister and I loved the Giants House. The mosaics and the garden are wonderful, so much work and creativity. So glad we did this.
Written 19 May 2021
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Mumma&Co
Timaru, New Zealand3,348 contributions
Incredible
May 2021 • Friends
Had considered going other times with the family but at $22 each adult decided against it & the males had no interest. Went with a group of ladies & omg it was AMAZING!!

The views, the sound of the birds, the eclectic mosaics, the music playing, the house, the free fejoas, the colors we all absolutely loved it!!!
Written 16 May 2021
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Val R
New Zealand106 contributions
A must do
May 2021 • Friends
This was absolutely incredible a must do when visiting Akaroa. An international attraction in its own right.
Written 16 May 2021
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Susan L
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions
Unique in NZ
May 2021 • Couples
The Giant's House is fantastic and a unique experience in NZ. The imagination of some artists is beyond me. As well as the amazing mosaic statues, the gardens themselves are well laid out and maintained. Everywhere you look there is something different to see whether it be large an hard to miss or small and quirky.
Written 7 May 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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