Looking Glass Garden is located at 448 Te Puke Quarry Road, 6km above Te Puke township. The garden is open every day from 10am to 4pm and there is a small admission charge. A moderate level of fitness is required. A map of the walking trails can be found in the entry kiosk.
Papamoa Hills Cultural Heritage Cultural Park is north of Te Puke. There’s a large car park at the end of Poplar Lane (off State Highway 2). The walk to Papamoa Hill summit is quite steep and takes one hour for the 1.6km climb but the views are simply breathtaking. The park is open from 7.30am to 6pm. WEBSITE www.lookingglassgarden.co.nz www.westernbay.govt.nz/parks/walks/papamoa-hills www.wonderwalkers.co.nz/forum/topic,113,walkpapamoa-hills