Robbins Park is located at the northern end of the Strand / Waterfront on a hill above the Railway Line.
It was named for a former Mayor and is adjacent to the Historic Monmouth Redoubt and and the new police station, site of the first Armed Constabulary.
The park overlooks the railway, the harbour, the bridge, the airport, and has views to the Port of Tauranga and Mauao. Within Robbins Park are memorial trees, the tropical display house with begonias and orchids, and a 28 bed rose garden which has recently been nominated as one of the best in NZ by Dr Sam McGredy IV. An Ivy Collonade in the renaissance Italian style frames the gardens, and a noted camellia shrub is planted nearby in honour of Kate Sheppherd, who first introduced voting for women in New Zealand.
The Park is free entry and the tropical display house is open every day during daylight hours. It is only a short stroll from Robbins Park to the Elms Historic Mission House.
Historic Monmouth Redoubt
The history of Robbins Park
Last Reviewed: 02/08/2016