Wellington Botanic Gardens

Wellington Botanic Gardens

Reviews

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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 10/10

03Oct18. Cable car to top $5 one way, $9 return. Good walks around the gardens. The treehouse was good, although we didn’t go inside. Cafe at the top. We were glad we went in there rather than wait for the one at the bottom of the gardens. The walk down to the city past the Beehive was good. Interesting cemetery. Some quite tragic stories on headstones.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Helna Saumanova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful view of Wellington, well marked.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Sabrina and Hannes

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walks and plants and views from the top, free admission.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Selma Franke

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely place to relax and enjoy nature right next to the city. Good facilities.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Richard

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful and fabulous garden with nice views of the city.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sybille

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

So much flora and fauna - amazing and without a fee!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marine

France

Ranking: 8/10

Nice views, quiet, lots of things to learn.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Eberhard

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

No entrance fee!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Andre

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice view of the town and various flora and fauna.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Su Jung Han

Korea, Republic of

Ranking: 10/10

Various viewing points to see Wellington.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Hector Sharp

England

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely walk through the gardens and a great place to view Wellington CBD.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Fanny

France

Ranking: 9/10

Really beautiful, amazing view, wonderful plants.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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renee verwey

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice gardens, well maintained, the cafe was also lovely next to the rose garden - tea and carrot cake! Typically english, loved it.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Olga Barathova

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Lots of flowers and a nice walk.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Adam Pulkrabek

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk back to the city from the Cable Car, smells really nice!

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Paul Gaylon

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Great botanical gardens, many towns have free gardens with an abundance of roses.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Melissa Fuster

France

Ranking: 7/10

A magic place with giant trees all around of us. We heard the song of many birds.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Lea

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

A great place to relax in the city.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in December 2015

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Bob Fontaine

Ranking: 7/10

We took the cable car ($4 each) one way to the top and walked our way down via the gardens. In our opinion not the most beautiful garden New Zealand has to offer but still very beautiful. If you go, make sure you walk past the duck pond. You will find free maize for to feed them (if not you can get free maize at the treehouse).

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sam Bruylant

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Once up the hill, the 30 to 40 minute walk will take you back down to the city. On the top, there is an amazing view over the city and along the way down, you will see beautiful flowers and trees.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Melvin Spear

Ranking: 9/10

Lovely walk down from the Cable Car terminus thru lush and signed and signposted gardens. As in all NZ, tea room closes early -you have been warned!!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Manuela Opprecht

Ranking: 10/10

Nice flowers, quiet park. The perfect place to relax and enjoy the different flowers, trees, colors...

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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GN100

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great spot, so close to the CBD but feels like you are a long way from civilisation.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Dana

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

The Summer Concerts take place in a fantastic atmosphere between colourful lights and beautiful plants.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Ruth Watkin

England

Ranking: 9/10

Really lovely to walk around - you can barely tell you are in the City, and there is a great view over the city and harbour from the top with some interesting signs.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Patricia Gazzarin

France

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful gardens.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Frederic Gazzarin

New Caledonia

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful and quiet.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Jennifer Garner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Walked through one section of the park at night from Glen Road following the stream to see glowworms - a wow experience!! Fantastic to see them - take a torch and someones hand to hold!

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Vera Kreipe

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very nice, lovely to walk through, good routes for running, concerts in the sound shell during summer.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Julia Bonisch

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful ! a big variety of plants and trees. Not much information about the native plants. Nothing to catch the attention of kids.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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hendrik king

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

NZ city all have great gardens, this one also but I love other one's better but also this is a great garden.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago and experienced in December 2011

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Verena

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great place to walk through and spend a few hours. Great range of plants and nice walking ways.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Anne and John

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Fabulous gardens, hard to find some tree identification tags. Helpful staff.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Jen Sweeting

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Main marked route took you down relatively quickly - this may not show the garden to its best.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Duncan Mallison

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful gardens to spend an hour or so wandering around. The Rose Garden in particular is worth seeing.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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R E Webb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lepied

France

Ranking: 8/10

Very restful.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Diana Allan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Loved it!! A hidden gem away from commercialism.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Graham Swinyard

England

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful gardens, easy relaxing walk down (from cable car - ticket required).

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Graham Platt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very interesting.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Richard Sutherland

Canada

Ranking: 5/10

Lots of flowers, trees, bushes and ferns. Rose gardens the best site.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Elke & Charlotte

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very nice gardens, especially the rose gardens. Train up the hill $3.50 for 7mins. But you can walk also, nice view of city.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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R & M Willows

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent - very good cafe.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Willem & Lilian

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting cemetary. Take the cable car or walk up the hill. A good variety of different places, especially the trees and rose gardens.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Steve Eley

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We spent most of a day wandering around these beautiful gardens, tranquil and very informative (lovely cafe - not free!)

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Curry

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing botanical gardens, a good playground.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Herman Plasman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Very good.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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scampr

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

The Botanic Garden Cafe does the best iced coffee, perfect cool down after wandering around the gardens. Nice playground for kids including flying fox and side by side slide. Cable car saves the uphill walking, leaving a nice meandering downhill walk.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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CMJ

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Nice gardens, good views and location. Quiet.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Malcolm Jones

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Walk down from top of Cable Car - excellent even in the rain!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Claire Hoyland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

You can wander around the Botanic gardens at the top of the cable car for free. Lots of interesting native trees.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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John Simpson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Well laid out, nice to stroll round as long as you do it from the top of the hill downwards.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Cara Dungay

England

Ranking: 7/10

Really beautiful, nicely laid out and good walk.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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John Allen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk through well tended and interesting gardens. Nice cafe (Rose Garden). Begonia House a bit disappointing.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Nicole

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

A cable car, a view of the city, walks and free concerts in January, the botanical gardens rock! There are even glow worms to be seen at night. Love it....

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Haupt

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Perfect view over Wellington and its bay; very nice walks through the garden - take the way through the Rose Gardens + Herb Garden via Sound Shell & Tree House. (in January free concerts in Sound Shell on evenings - very nice!)

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Susan & Richard

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Nicely done, to co-ordinate with cable car and walk into town.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Herrmann

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice paths, big variety, playground for kids.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Christian Troendle

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A very nice rose garden.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Kaye

England

Ranking: 8/10

Good trip up in cable car. A leisurely walk back to town. Worth doing.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Jess Laver

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Heaps of fun can chill out to wide variety of music - runs for about 3 wks. Over jan/feb or just late jan? great after walk.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Henrik Plichta

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Drive up the hill with the old Cable Car and get entrance into the nice Botanic Garden!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Robb Howland

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

varied wide range of performers/music and gardens. lit in various colours month of january.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Lamb

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Well laid out with good signage & information board. Could spend many hours there.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Bram-Jan M

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

We really enjoyed our time in the Botanical Garden!

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Nigel Armstrong

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Stunning views of the city, good variety of trees and flowers.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Ulyate

South Africa

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful Gardens & great views over the Bay

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009