An eclectic collection of art showcasing the original collectors tastes, a magnificent Georgian homestead, native bush walks and a sprung dance floor. This makes Anderson Park interesting not just for garden lovers. Anderson Park is intriguing to enter. The entrance winds through native bush before opening into a well groomed and formal garden area. Visitors are then faced with a very large magnificent neo-Georgian style residence (1924) built for Robert Anderson. Anderson House is now home to the Anderson Park Art Gallery, which has an extensive collection of New Zealand art and is open daily to visitors. The sprung dance floor is where a wharepuni (carved house) is located.
The park also features a playground, picnic area, duck pond and cafe. A perfect spot to while away a day in the deep South and not at all boring.