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Tuesday, 12 February 1991

Centennial Gardens , Napier

The Centennnial Gardens, Napier. Who would have thought that these beautiful gardens were once a quarry, manned by prison labourers?

Napier, New Zealand, Centennial Garden, Waterfall The gardens were established in 1974 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Napier being established as a city and borough.

Every crumb of soil had to be moved onto the site. The waterfall looks like a piece of natural history. It is however a man made creation with water in a lower pool being pumped to a higher pool to feed the falls (the rock face is 40 metres in height).

If you have the time the aquarium, Marineland and the Centennial Gardens can all be visited in the same day as they are all on the same stretch of road.

If you start out early in the day you can enjoy all 3 attractions fully and still have time to stroll around Napier later.

Napier, New Zealand, Centennial Garden, Flowers and rocks

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