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Wellington Botanic Garden

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Address: 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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+64 4-499 1400
Fee: No
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Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape,...

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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Caught the cable car up to the top had a look at the great views of the city and bay and then had a casual walk down the mountain thought the gardens. The day was hot and the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Caught the cable car up to the top had a look at the great views of the city and bay and then had a casual walk down the mountain thought the gardens. The day was hot and the trees offered excellent shade. The garden bed at the bottom followed by the rose and begonia gardens were worth the effect. A... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We bought a return ticket on the cable car, not knowing that the gardens are on a steep decline back to town and therefore only the purchase of a single ticket is necessary. The gardens were pleasant, especially the Begonia garden at the end of summer. There are lots of quiet areas with beautiful fauna and ocassional water features. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The flora and fauna here are breathtaking. It was a great stop on our tour of Wellington. The gardens are full of locals and tourists enjoying the beautiful flowers and smells there is a nice coffee shop and a lovely gift shop with local items. Free entrance is such a gift to the public. A great stop

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the nicest and biggest botanical gardens I have visited. Very well looked after and nice paths - some a little steep! Recommend getting the cable car up and walking back to town through these gardens

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views, unique landscapes, exotic forests, native bush and gorgeous plant collections. The rose garden is amazing! And there is no fee to enter. A great place to walk! Such a perfect afternoon in this lovely spot!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing garden tovisit. As it is quite sheltered it is still very pleasant to visit even on a windy day. The many pathways that always seem to lead you on a new exploration are truly wonderful. The gardens are beautifully kept and the begonia and orchid houses are truly unbelievable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleasant time this visit. It's a great walk for everybody. Flower are beautiful, the panoramic view is amazing. It's really one of the Wellington attraction !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are two couples from Canada that just arrived on the ferry from Picton. We enjoyed our walk around the botanical gardens. There is good variety of plants and the hilly terrain provides a range of microclimates and in some areas sheltering from city noise. I think it is worthwhile to walk to the top of the hill and over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very beautiful Botanical Garden. We took the red cable car and walked down thru the Garden. Trails are mainly paved and well marked. Be sure to visit the rose garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

During a sunny visit I guess is the best thing you can do in the city. It is not only the pluralistic garden itself but also the breathtaking city views from the top of the hill. Start from the top by taking the cable from the port and take the road downhill towards the main entrance.Remember that you are not... More 

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