Photographing flowers in the Botanic Garden
Image: Wellington City Council | ©


The paved paths are just the beginning at Wellington Botanic Garden. As a Kiwi Guardian discover new paths and hidden surprises.
  • Follow your nose through the Herb Garden and get your tummy rumbling for a yummy meal. 
  • Build a fairy house in the Fairy Village near the stream that fills the duck pond.
  • Head off the paved paths and find the cork oak trees – discover what the bark looks like before it’s turned into a bottle stopper.
  • Pack a picnic – there are lots of great spots along the way.

Get ready

Download the Wellington Botanic Garden adventure map (PDF, 1,087K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: The Botanic Garden is minutes from downtown Wellington, and is easily accessed by car, public transport (cable car or bus (no. 3 and 13)) and foot. The main entrance, and the only entrance for cars, is on Glenmore Street.

About Wellington Botanic Garden

Wellington Botanic Garden in managed by Wellington City Council. Find out about Wellington Botanic Garden.

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