Prince’s Gate Archway
Public Art : Prince’s Gate Archway
Architect : Unknown
Description : If you look very carefully you can see
that the gate looks like a stylish crown.
The structure was built of totara (a tree native to New Zealand) and during the Royal visit was decorated with
electric lights. The carvings guarding the archway are by master carver Tene Waitere and the picket fence
created by carver and sculptor Jamie Pickernell.
Date Unveiled: The archway was erected in honour of
the visit in 1901 of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary).
Location : The Prince's Gate Archway was original
erected for the Royal visit at the junction of Hinemoa and Fenton Streets but was later moved to its
present location at the Northwestern entrance to Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand.