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Wellington Botanic Garden

101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1400
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Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city. The garden is a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area. Take the Cable Car up and follow the Downhill path to the city.
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101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1400
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous gardens, fantastic playground, cable car at one entrance. Lots of walks. Easy access. Lovely place to spend a few hours.

Thank sherbsfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, lovely (short) tram ride up and down if required, hilly so be aware, the planetarium is at the top and very good too..loved it here ans would go back

Thank Jools66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting to the gardens by cable car was a great experience, and the views from the top were wonderful. The gardens themselves are very well presented and offer a wide variety of trees and flowers . As an extra thrill , my wife was treated...More

1  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having just come from Perth and the iconic Kings Park we didn't think Wellington's Botanic Garden would even be comparable, but it is in a more compact and diverse way. It was wonderful experience to get the cable car up the hill, then we walked...More

1  Thank ElisaJulia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to enjoy the cable car ride and then to stroll around the Botanic gardens at the top. So relaxing and picturesque, with the birds and lovely gardens. Well worth the time

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After checking of hotel and a big breakfast, a walk through Botanic gardens was a fantastic way to pass a few hours before afternoon sailing of the Ferry. The Gardens are immaculate, and so diverse. Manicured gardens, large lawn areas, lush bush areas, big hills,...More

Thank travisde
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place. Up via cable car and slow walk down via the playground. Truely a stunning place and a garden to be proud of Wellington!!

Thank YeahBaby1977
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone visiting New Zealand from a faraway place like America or Europe will probably know that many of this country's flora and fauna are unique in the world, owing to the separation of this land mass from the supercontinent Gondwana some 85 million years ago....More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone who comes to Wellington probably visits the botanic gardens as they have such great views from the top of the cable car ride and for the variety of gardens in a large area. The gardens are always being upgraded and developed so even for...More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on the bus tour and well worth visiting. The displays are beautiful. The roses were not on display but you can imagine how sensational they are going to look in a couple of months. Gorgeous orchids. Lovely place to wander around.

Thank aldavril
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Karen H
11 September 2017|
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Response from helenmcsherry | Reviewed this property |
Not sure Karen but there is an amazing bit of artwork called 'body to soul' made up of the words changing a letter at a time, up a slope of steps. It's by Mary Louise Brown. There could be a plaque beside it using that... More
Gerry N
24 July 2017|
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Response from Sandra F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry my trip was part of a coach tour.
31 March 2016|
Response from Wayne P | Reviewed this property |
It depends how fast you walk? But I would set aside an hour.