Just a short drive from New Plymouth, Tupare is one of New Zealand's most beautiful and distinctive gardens. It is one of three heritage properties owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region.
Experience a beautifully restored garden and an elegant homestead designed by the renowned Chapman-Taylor. Sculptured from a hillside overlooking the Waiwhakaiho River, this is one of Taranaki's premier landscaped gardens. Sense the prestige, lifestyle and stories of the property's original developer, the prominent businessman Sir Russell Matthews, and his family and the people who surrounded them. Take in the stunning grounds, marvel at James Chapman-Taylor's architectural magic and enjoy a relaxed picnic with friends. Tupare is owned and managed by the Taranaki Regional Council on behalf of the people of the region. It is open all day, every day and entry is free.