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Dunedin Botanic Garden

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Address: Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
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+64 3-477 4000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds...

The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of six star Garden of International Significance. ArbNet, the global network for tree-focussed professionals, has accredited the Botanic Garden as level III. The Camellia Collection is rated as a Garden of Excellence by the International Camellia Society. The Botanic Garden celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013, marking its position as New Zealand's first botanic garden. It occupies 30.4 hectares in North Dunedin at an altitude of 25 - 85 metres above sea level. The Garden has hill views from sunny lawns, more than 6,800 plant species and the song of wild native bellbirds, wood pigeons and tui. Its wide range of horticultural and botanical collections includes roses, the herbaceous and perennial borders, a rock garden, New Zealand native plants and four hectares of Rhododendron Dell with more than 3,000 rhododendrons. An important aspect of The New Zealand Native plant collection is the cultivation of rare and endangered native plant species. The geographic plant collections are an expression of the Victorian penchant for collection and growing plants from all around the world and displaying them in related groups. This collection has plants from temperate climates of North Asia, the South, Central and North Americas, Southern Africa, the Himalayas and the Mediterranean.

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The geographical layout of the gardens was great. The aviaries were an unexpected bonus in a botanic garden. A lovely place for a family stroll. There's a small car park off... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The geographical layout of the gardens was great. The aviaries were an unexpected bonus in a botanic garden. A lovely place for a family stroll. There's a small car park off Lovelock Avenue.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One could easily spend the day - wonderful for families with kids. Has amazing views from the Mediterranean garden. For those with children who play pokemon - it's a great place to walk around and play pokemon. Others equally enjoyable with kids playground, walk to view gardens from different parts of the world. Has cafe - we took our own... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a stunning day for our visit so helped. Lovely gardens and lots if variety. The cafe is really good too.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great to do with either individuals, couples, families or as we with grandchildren. Something for everyone, the ducks are always great and the aviaries both are educational and entertaining. Is amazing how time just slips by and you always leave feeling more relaxd than when you arrived.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens and the bird aviaries were well worth the visit some talked which was fun, there was lots of aviaries too.

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gardens although we were too late in the year to see the rose garden at its best. The avairies are not to be missed with a great collection of birds: kea, kaka, cockatoo, africa grey, etc. There is also a good children's playground (for younger children), a train ride and a lovely cafe. Oh, and free food packets with... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hours wandering around the gardens, it was a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. The bird aviary is well worth a visits and the paths and trails wander all over the place. The gardens have a nice cafe and provide lots of space to picnic or just cruise.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love going here great inspiration for garden and learning some new plant names. The ducks are over eager !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This and the Christchurch Botanical Gardens are the two best in New Zealand. This one is built along a hillside while the Christchurch Garden is built on a flat. Worth multiple visits as it is very tranquil.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a wander through these gardens. Lots of variation in the vegetation and elevation. We wandered for hours. If you get lost just head downhill! A café for lunch/coffee.

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