Auckland Botanic Gardens
Auckland Botanic Gardens
4.5
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"Where ideas grow'. Explore a garden of national significance that can delight, inspire, entertain and relax your senses. The collections of natives and exotics are complimented by lakes, the award winning Potter Children’s Garden and a growing collection of large scale outdoor sculpture by New Zealand artists. Pack a picnic or enjoy lunch at Cafe miko, located in the Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre with views out over the gardens. Enjoy the changing centre displays introducing you to the beauty and fascinating facts about plants. View many of our sustainable initiatives from vegetated swales to green roofs. Only 20 minutes from the city or airport Auckland Botanic Gardens is open every day of the year and entry is free.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • HarryD
    Harrogate, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Auckland botanic gardens.
    These wonderful gardens are fabulous and free yet you will hardly see it on adverts for Auckland places to visit, probably because it is free. It also means the place is not full of people. The plants are mostly labelled and in a variety of world zones. There is a huge area to walk, dogs are allowed too and the cafe is excellent.
    Thanks for the review and come back for one of our events.
    Written 4 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2023
  • jacquitohc
    Auckland Central, New Zealand818 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Extensive & impressive
    First time here, wonderful plants and planting ideas, there is so much to see and enjoy, it is impressive; free entry. We saw families' celebrations, anniversaries or baby showers, jogging, dog walking, picnic and much more. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.) Cafe, icecream, sculpture exhibitions, we'll certainly be back.
    It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens. We pride ourselves on providing something for all ages whether visitors are interested in plants or events. We look forward to seeing you at the Gardens again in the future.
    Written 4 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 March 2023
  • Scott G
    Washington DC, District of Columbia408 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well done Auckland!
    No charge for this park, which we appreciated very much. The garden is huge and you can spend a good chuck of the day here. Quite lovely with good walkways. There is an amazing number of ducks to delight you. Children will like this place, it has a playground and lots of room to run around. Our visit can in early spring, and there was still some lovely color.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Jeremy P
    162 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice garden: admission free, but expensive to access if you don’t have a vehicle
    A very fine garden which exceeded expectations. The admission is free, which is lovely; the grounds are great; it’s a great place to spend a couple of hours. The cafe serves good fare. The only shortfall is that if one does not have access to a vehicle, one must use a ride service, and Uber was rather expensive @ about NZD 90.00 / USD 55.00 for the round trip.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 January 2024
  • Fiona E
    Colchester, United Kingdom89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic and all FREE
    Last stop before our flight home and sadly only had an hour and a half. Fantastic garden packed with unusual plants, beautifully labelled hardly a weed in sight. Inspirationally laid out gardens and needs to be visited at different times of year to be fully appreciated. Hope I can return one day
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2024
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Fiona E
Colchester, UK89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Last stop before our flight home and sadly only had an hour and a half. Fantastic garden packed with unusual plants, beautifully labelled hardly a weed in sight. Inspirationally laid out gardens and needs to be visited at different times of year to be fully appreciated. Hope I can return one day
Written 5 February 2024
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Jeremy P
Dallas, Texas162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A very fine garden which exceeded expectations.
The admission is free, which is lovely;
the grounds are great; it’s a great place to spend a couple of hours.
The cafe serves good fare.
The only shortfall is that if one does not have access to a vehicle, one must use a ride service, and Uber was rather expensive @ about NZD 90.00 / USD 55.00 for the round trip.
Written 19 January 2024
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mdh969
Canberra, Australia615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Went to the botanic gardens today. Most of the grounds are on flat ground and are easy to walk on. The grounds were vast and there were some nice sculptures.

Well worth a look, but have seen better.
Written 15 November 2023
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Scott G
Washington DC, DC408 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
No charge for this park, which we appreciated very much. The garden is huge and you can spend a good chuck of the day here. Quite lovely with good walkways. There is an amazing number of ducks to delight you. Children will like this place, it has a playground and lots of room to run around. Our visit can in early spring, and there was still some lovely color.
Written 14 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

goonerjon2
Auckland, New Zealand133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Really enjoyed our day here on a lovely summer’s day. The gardens are quite big and there are so many tracks/areas to walk through. It’s well laid out and has a great variety of plants from the world over. Mixed in are water features & lots of birds about. It’s good to take a picnic and a ball and spend time meandering around. Easy to find and park too. Definitely worth a trip.
Written 16 April 2023
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jacquitohc
Auckland Central, New Zealand818 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
First time here, wonderful plants and planting ideas, there is so much to see and enjoy, it is impressive; free entry. We saw families' celebrations, anniversaries or baby showers, jogging, dog walking, picnic and much more. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.) Cafe, icecream, sculpture exhibitions, we'll certainly be back.
Written 31 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
It is great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Gardens. We pride ourselves on providing something for all ages whether visitors are interested in plants or events. We look forward to seeing you at the Gardens again in the future.
Written 4 April 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

HarryD
Harrogate, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
These wonderful gardens are fabulous and free yet you will hardly see it on adverts for Auckland places to visit, probably because it is free. It also means the place is not full of people.
The plants are mostly labelled and in a variety of world zones. There is a huge area to walk, dogs are allowed too and the cafe is excellent.
Written 20 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for the review and come back for one of our events.
Written 4 April 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BJL83
New Braunfels, TX351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This was a great place. We only saw less than half due to our timing, but it was impressive. Very helpful staff. It’s FREE, but they do accept donations if you choose. If you want to be outdoors for 2-3 hours, it a place to
Visit.
Written 27 January 2023
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Thanks for the feedback,. We always suggest at least a couple of hours for a first visit. Hopefully you may get to enjoy a different season on your return visit. From the team at Auckland Botanic Gardens
Written 4 April 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard E
Middleton Stoney, UK1,024 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
My wife and I visited here and enjoyed every moment. Plenty to see and nearly all wheelchair accessible, it’s FREE entry which we weren’t expecting. There is a lovely cafe serving excellent food and drinks, well worth a visit when in Auckland
Written 23 January 2023
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raymondgwee
Hong Kong, China331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Botanic Gardens and spent 45 minutes walking around the grounds and taking photos of the nice sceneries and learning about the different natural plant species in NZ. It was a nice place to host a wedding as we saw one during our visit. There was a cafe which was very busy.
Written 19 November 2022
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