Tupare has been my Teacher, my calm and a great place for peace and solitude. It has
encouraged me to take my photography further.
Established in 1932 by Russell Matthews and his family, and sculptured from a hillside
overlooking the Waiwhakaiho River, Tupare is an Arts & Crafts garden and restored
Chapman-Taylor designed house in the English style.
Leading all the way down to the Waiwhakaiho River, winding paths cut out of the hill-side
lead to surprising vistas and intimate garden rooms. The river flat area retains an idyllic
pastoral feeling with simple plantings of specimen trees complemented by the movement
of the wind and water.
The garden has a rich variety of trees, shrubs and perennials that thrive in the benign
Taranaki climate and sheltered environment.
Great parking, mobility assistance vehicle available on request
Tupare Phone: 0800 736 222