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Yatton Park


Fraser St, Tauranga

Yatton Park is in Tauranga South, in an area called Parkvale and south of the Merivale shops.

The park is partially accessible to vehicles and is open 8am - 8pm Spring and Summer during daylight saving hours and 8am - 5pm in Autumn and Winter.

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.

Yatton Park’s unique collection of exotic and native tree species is both a city 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.

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