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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 23 September 2016

After choosing off their specials board , thinking I was getting something special, well was I in for a surprise. It seems they got an Asian sauce at the supermarket and threw some veggies and meat together in a frying pan to claim its Asian....More

Thank sladek78
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We took the cable car up the hill and did the downhill walk to the city. The paths are safe, well-maintained, and clearly marked (even into the city). It was slightly raining during the walk and so we did do a lot of the side-trails,...More

Thank raider781
Reviewed 23 September 2016

As a Wellingtonian the gardens were somewhere I was taken as a child often and I carried this tradition through to my own kids. The gardens offer huge variety from landscaped gardens to native bush walks, there's often events for young and old too. So...More

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Visited Sunday 11th September. We caught the cable car to the top and then wondered down through the gardens back into the CDB. Any easy way to enjoy the gardens.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lunch at the rose garden cafe was nice and the indoor display was great worth a look we took the cable car up and walked down through the garden was good. It was steep so good shoes are required.

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I think it is a pleasant and peaceful place for tourists, especially travelling up in the cable car to see the view of the harbor. I live in Wellington and visit the gardens often.

Thank laurelj31
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were on a cruise and walked from the dock. The line for cable car tickets was way too long so we decided to walk up. We strolled through the park and stopped at the botanical gardens to see the beautiful flower displays, then through...More

Thank Soda8
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Pretty small botanic garden situated at the slop of the hill. Not many people around, and much flowers to look at. There's a duck pond which was pretty interesting. When I was there, met a tourist driver whose car got stuck on one of the...More

Thank Malcolm_See
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We walked downhill from the top of the Botanical Gardens near the cable car drop off spot and enjoyed the beautiful, peaceful surroundings. When we discovered the lovely coffee shop at the bottom, near the rose garden, our day was made. Great coffee and lovely...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Really loved walking through theses gardens, lots of tracks, waterfalls and ponds. Colours are amazing. Lots of sculpters

Thank charleneandblu
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Karen H
12 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
25 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.