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Truby King House & Garden

21 Manchester Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1400
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If you're in the area but not worth making a special trip

I found the plaques very interesting and the hydrangeas in the gardens absolutely beautiful - loved... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2016
mav_nz
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Auckland, New Zealand
Best little historical gem in the suburbs

The gardens and house are great for a wander. The founder of Plunkett... Truly King set up the... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2015
cossiefamily
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Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good58%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
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Jan 6, 2016
“If you're in the area but not worth making a special trip”
Dec 31, 2015
“Best little historical gem in the suburbs”
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21 Manchester Street, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 6, 2016

I found the plaques very interesting and the hydrangeas in the gardens absolutely beautiful - loved the colours from purple, deep blue to bright pink in one garden to white just across the path. Shame the house is not open to public more frequently. The...More

Thank mav_nz
Reviewed December 31, 2015

The gardens and house are great for a wander. The founder of Plunkett... Truly King set up the house as a Centre for caring for babies in the 1950's. If you haven't discovered it yet... go for it.

Thank cossiefamily
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Up the hill from the Zoo in the suburb of Melrose is the Truby King House with its associated garden.The House is dominant on the skyline,with the gardens surrounding it.Truby King the founder is buried on the grounds.The attraction is often open to the public...More

Thank thriftyman
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Truby King was the first "private citizen" NZer to receive a State Funeral in NZ. He set up the Plunket Society - the organisation that from 1908 made huge effects on raising the health of babies and their mothers in NZ - until Neo-Con Governments...More

2  Thank wptnz
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Beautiful grounds and some great views to see. Need good weather to make the most of it though.

Thank DanieWigzell
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Just when you think you're tramping through town belt, this beautiful garden and old house appears in front of you. A lovely spot for lunch if you're doing the southern walkway

Thank WellingtonAthena
Reviewed November 11, 2011

The Truby King House and Garden is tucked away on the hillside above Wellington Zoo, but definitely worth seeking out if you're nterested in New Zealand history or gardens. It is what remains of the splendid hilltop estate developed by Sir Frederick Truby King, well-known...More

2  Thank Selsy
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