Prince’s Gate Archway

Prince’s Gate Archway, Rotorua, public art

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.

Prince’s Gate Archway, Rotorua,

Prince’s Gate Archway, Nga Whakairo Tupuna, Rotorua


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