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Wellington Botanic Garden

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Address: 101 Glenmore Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-499 1400
Fee: No

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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Wonderful walk from the Cable car viewing point to the rose garden

Botanic Gardens are all over New Zealand and visit every one. You will not be disappointed.The Rose garden by the cafe is stunning.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Botanic Gardens are all over New Zealand and visit every one. You will not be disappointed.The Rose garden by the cafe is stunning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

the gardens are very good there are walks you can do through the Bush on dirt tracks if you want to the main paths are concrete. There is loop route you can do that takes you back to the cable car. We walked down to the street entrance.It parts are steep .there is a sign about a coffee shop it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our time walking through the gardens, they're beautifully kept and maintained, the path signage is excellent. We walked through after taking the cable car up. Recommended.

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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Go up the cable car and look at the museum, then a gentle stroll down through the botanic gardens admiring the plants and flowers. STOP off at the Botanic Gardens Cafe for a lovely lunch. Hone made crepes, cheese scones and sandwiches abound! The staff are brilliant! Friendly helpful and make sure your needs are met. Then continue on strolling... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we took the cable car to the top then walked down through the gardens wonderful plants well maintained paths and gardens certainly worth a visit

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was just ok but it was probably because we were too early in the season. Overall a nice walk on a nice day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came up here by cable car just before dusk. As we walked the trails we marveled at the collection of roses, the tiered gardens, the native shrubs and the abundance of colour throughout. The diversity of flora was remarkable. This place is well maintained. There is a children’s playground as well. It’s a short walk to the Cable Car... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you have a short stay in New Zealand and you are interested in local flora you have to walk this way back from the cable car top station down to town center. The way is marked by symbols engraved in the pathway, you cannot miss it. Nice benches to rest, nice views, nice coffee at the end.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Could spend an entire day here exploring all the diverse gardens. The sunny rose garden was in bloom with tea roses and fragrant floribundas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited the Wellington Botanic Gardens three times during 2016, visiting from the UK, not including days we have used the Cable Car to get between Wellington CBD and Kelburn where we are staying. These are beautiful gardens, wonderfully maintained, with a great variety of plants. We particularly like the rose garden. As an added bonus you get a... More 

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