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“Beautiful, relaxing garden”

Wellington Botanic Garden
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Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City Tour
Ranked #3 of 230 things to do in Wellington
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Wellington, New Zealand
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“Beautiful, relaxing garden”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Beautiful, relaxing garden for a picnic, exercise or just strolling on a nice sunny day. There are ocassional music performances and picnics during summer which are fabulous. Good stuff!

Visited November 2012
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“Wellington Botanic Garden”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

If you're interested in flowers this is the place. I was there as part of a sightseeing-trip, but it's not my kind of "thing".

Visited March 2012
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“Beautiful roses and walking paths”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We rode the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens. The walking paths were very nice, leading to a variety of gardens including ferns, flowering plants, hydrangeas, herbs, pines, and the most beautiful of all, the Lady Norwood rose garden with over 100 varieties of roses. There is a cafe there but it is very expensive and a short walk to the Terrace and Lambton Quay offers a large number of cafes.

Visited February 2013
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“Quiet haven in the city”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Well worth a visit to escape the pace of the city. Although it is only a short ride on the cable car (or slightly longer on foot) it feels a world away; many locals come here to relax and sit awhile with a good book or just to take in the flowers. Beautiful greenhouse and rose garden, or you can just stroll and admire the different species carefully landscaped throughout.

Visited January 2013
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“Huge variety of plant life in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

We bought a round-trip ticket (return ticket, to New Zealanders!) on what they call the cable car, which was a big mistake. After the ride up, There are many paths and side attractions on the way back down. We strongly recommend a one-way ticket; our walk back down lasted nearly three hours, ending at a cafe and rose garden at the bottom, where there seem to be a thousand colors and varieties of blooming roses.

Established in the 19th century partly to experiment with adaptability of various plants from other lands, this free park is a huge success. Some of the giant trees are well over 100 years old, and there are countless species of plants and flowers. It is a vaer enjoyable way to spend half a day.

Visited February 2013
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