Wellington Botanic Gardens

Quick Info

  • Plenty of walks, on a hill
  • Flat areas at the bottom of the hill, with cafe, Rose Garden.
  • Various tracks, mainly with wide, smooth surfaces. Some steps.
  • Around 40 spaces in the off-street carpark by the Rose Garden.
  • Cafe.
  • Toilets.

Table of Contents

  1. Quick Info
  2. Access
  3. Facilities
  4. Description
  5. Terrain
  6. Delights
  7. Dangers
  8. Cautions
  9. Road access
  10. Location
  11. Map
  12. Photo album

Access for wheelchairs, and pushchairs

  • Numerous areas have good access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
  • Mobility Scooters are available free of charge from the Begonia House.


  • Rubbish bins: yes — in various locations
  • Toilets: yes, by the cafe
  • Seats: yes — in various locations
  • Lighting at night: no. The Garden closes at dusk.


Wellington’s Botanic Gardens allow dogs on-leash in most areas. There are many entrances, including off Tinakori Road, Glenmore Street, Salamanca Road, Upland Road and the Cable Car.

Wellington Botanic Gardens.

Wellington Botanic Gardens.

The Wellington Botanic Garden features 25 hectares of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialised plant collections, colourful floral displays, and views over Wellington city.

It is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture and is an Historic Places Trust Heritage Area.

Entry is free.

[Via : Gardens – Botanic Garden – Visitor Information – Wellington – New Zealand.]

Wellington’s Botanic Gardens offer a lot of variety and pleasant walking. There are numerous trees, bushes, flowers and assorted plants, and plenty of tracks to choose from. Dogs must be on the leash at all times.

Find out more about the Botanic Gardens.


  • On the side of a hill, with some flat areas
  • Grass and formed paths.
  • Water: various streams, ponds and waterfalls.


  • Harbour views.
  • City views.
  • The plants.
  • The sculptures.


  • The Gardens are included in the Council’s pest poisoning programme.


  • Keep your dog on the leash at all times.

Road access

Access by road or foot is easy from numerous locations, and there is plenty of parking.

See page 2 of this post for a photo album.

Location (see the map)

  • Latitude: (-41.282241)
  • Longitude: (174.768105)


See [Botanic Gardens on Google Maps.]