I still remember the first time I visited the Quarry Gardens in Whangarei. It took my breath away. I remember feeling something like peace, calm, and youthful excitement, things I hadn't felt for a while since our child was born. I came back the next weekend with the family, I wanted them to feel these things as well.
We visited the gardens many times after that. Not least because it is the perfect place to take our energetic toddler, while baby number two sleeps in the front pack.
It's an awesome place to tire out any young adventurer, and to hunt trolls, fight dragons, meet wizards and just generally be amazed. There is also a great cafe perched over the river that do fantastic deserts and more.
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