Yatton Park has to be one of the more beautiful parks in Tauranga. With a stunning array of flowers blossoming during spring, the park comes alight showcasing a variety of beautiful colours. Water features, ponds and a stream adds to the already pretty park.
Within this park are BBQ’s where you and the family can have a bit of fun and an awesome BBQ. There is plenty of room for the kids to run around and kick a ball.
Because of this parks location and natural beauty, it has become a popular place for people to get married.
Within Yatton Park also exists a unique collection of exotic and native tree species. Upon which both are a city and nationally significant Arboretum. Since many of the trees were planted around the same time in the same area, they have competed against each other for height over the many years rather than growing outward. So many of these trees are among the tallest of their species in the country. They were planted around 1866.
There is a 10-minute loop track through native bush at the back of the park. From the bottom of this loop, the Walkway takes you along the foreshore of the Waimapu Estuary – with extensive views across to Hairini. About 10 minutes from Yatton Park, the Esk Street Walkway runs from the foreshore parallel to Esk Street, taking you back to Fraser Street. It is then just a small walk along Fraser Street back to the entrance of this beautiful Park.