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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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lovely walk throiugh the gardens

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ian M
Mildura, Australia
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Mildura, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Rothenbuch, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days ago NEW

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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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I wish we had more time here! We loved the ride in the cable car, the views, the activity park for the children and the beauty of being at one with nature 'right in the city'! You must go here when you are in Wellington. It is a beautiful break away from shopping and if you have children they can... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came up withe cable car. And work down to the city. Takes only 30 minutes but worth every minute utensils of it. Very well maintained. Love to explore more.

Thank ontheroadnowYES
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend this on a sunny day in Wellington. The gardens are beautiful and the walk through the cemetery at the very end is interesting. Takes about 1 hour to get back to town if you dawdle, but is an easy downhill walk on paved surfaces. Don't miss the rose garden

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wellington in the sun is very hard to beat. Took cable car up. Decided to walk through botanic gardens. Please note this is a down hill walk so if not able to walk well this is not for you. Beautiful trees, interesting specialist gardens. Highlight for me was getting to rose garden and cafe, lol which is at bottom of... More 

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