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Auckland Botanic Gardens

102 Hill Rd, Manurewa | Auckland, Auckland 2015, New Zealand
+64 9-267 1457
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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.
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102 Hill Rd, Manurewa | Auckland, Auckland 2015, New Zealand
+64 9-267 1457

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Reviewed yesterday

What a great place to just go and walk around amazing gardens ,sculptures and ponds . There is also an area for you to walk your dog off it’s lead . It backs on to an amazing bushwalk a little muddie at this time of...More

Thank Chicken435
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cold windy day but plenty of people about in family groups and walking dogs. Auckland is very lucky to have a free facility like this.

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great place to spend your Sunday morning! Lots of plants obviously, amazing smell of flowers, blossom valleys. All of it just half an hour drive from the city Center. Free of charge, parking available

Thank Kymbat H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During end of the winter time, don't have much flowers to see. The garden is very neat, clean and organized.

Thank tingjin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gardens is spaces but some parts are too close to the roads and house, which doesn't give that secluded feeling. Its a nice walk and I think the time of the year matters alot. I went in Sep and there were some nice winter/early spring...More

Thank 640ramm
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a real discovery for us, having been in Auckland just over a year. The grounds are very well kept, and other than many other botanic gardens, do not look as if under constant construction. Even on a Saturday, it did not feel crowded,...More

Thank martinrummel
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

When looking for a morning activity in Auckland, I came across the Auckland Botanic Gardens which looked great - although surprisingly they are located nearer the airport and not in the city! We were staying at the airport that night so decided to make the...More

1  Thank ladyl81
Reviewed 30 July 2017

winter summer, the garden is an attractive place to spend a few hours. There are seasonally plants that will you with their beauty. The paved footpath makes it easy walking. A thumbs up for the mobility scooters and wheel chairs which are free of charge....More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It's really quite hot in January in NZ so take a hat, sunnies & sunscreen because the gardens are HUGE with such beautiful gardens you wouldn't want to miss. Great pathways exist for getting around and several grassy areas for picnicking would be a great...More

Thank Kirsty F
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Spent a few hours wandering through the different parts of the gardens taking in the views and different plants / flowers. Nice relaxed time.

Thank DavenMarz93
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18 January 2016|
Response from Micheline N | Property representative |
Hi, Yes, you can get here using public transport. Depending on where you are coming from, it's probably easiest to catch a train to Manurewa, and then take a bus, or walk (approximately 20 minutes) to the Gardens. We hope... More