This unique forest and garden contains New Zealand’s largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees and shrubs.
Eastwood Hill is an arboretum of national and international importance. It holds the most comprehensive collection of woody plants in New Zealand and possibly the largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees south of the equator, including 170 species currently on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.) world endangered list.
The arboretum displays over 4000 different taxa of trees, shrubs and climbers on the 135 hectare property, gathered by the late Douglas Cook, the founder, and since augmented by the Eastwoodhill Trust Board.
Located 35 kilometres from Tairāwhiti Gisborne this unique forest and garden contains New Zealand’s largest collection of Northern Hemisphere trees and shrubs set among 100 hectares of hills, valleys and ponds with a network of easy walking tracks.
There is budget accommodation available by prior arrangement. Eastwoodhill is one of the Tairāwhiti Gisborne's major visitor attractions.
Open daily from 9am – 5pm (closed Christmas Day).