Wellington Botanic Garden
One of the oldest botanic gardens in New Zealand located at the side of the hill between Thornton and Kelburn near Wellington Central. Garden was established in 1868, visit and enjoy 25 hectares of specialise plant collections, colourful botanical displays and protective forest, and views over…
Good walks through the bush, you can incorporate the cable car and carter observatory as part of this
Gorgeous walks for everyone to enjoy. You can spend a relaxing 30 minutes here recharging or spend hours exploring the different gardens, walks, tree house visitor centre, rose garden, duck pond & much more. Events regularly held here, so check online if there’s anything scheduled during your stay.
The Botanic Gardens tumble down the hill from Kelburn to the City and feature a playground, rose gardens and native plants. Stop for a coffee at Picnic cafe in the Rose Gardens and visit the indoor tropical gardens in the Begonia Garden.
The Wellington Botanic Garden in Wellington, New Zealand, covers 25 hectares of land on the side of the hill between Thorndon and Kelburn, near central Wellington. The garden features 25 hectares of protected native forest, conifers, plant collections and seasonal displays.
“Modern interactive museum with many interesting exhibits of NZ wildlife, history, art and culture, as well as Pacific displays and International art exhibitions. Free entry but pay for art gallery exhibitions and some activities. ”
“$ Responsible for the re-emergence of many native species, Zealandia is one of my favourite places to go in Wellington. They are now home to over 200 Tuataras, and let you walk around colonial gold mining spaces. Take as long as you want in the extensive sanctuary, short and long loops are available. Wear appropriate footwear. There are wheelchair accessible walks.”
“Take the cable car to the botanic gardens - great views and novel experience.”
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“Quick 20 mins walk for those with medium fitness and a 360 degree view of Wellington is yours.”
“Interesting exhibits and stories of Wellington. Quite different from Te Papa and very worthwhile. Just opposite the Academy of Fine Arts and near the NZ Portrait Gallery too.”