If you are considering visiting Wellington, you will also be able to enjoy a variety of public parks and some very pleasant gardens. You may want to see what activities are available and what to do in the area. Discover our available options for the best Parks and Gardens in Wellington, or you can suggest another one if you come over somewhere we've missed.
Wellington's Central Park
Located near the center of Wellington, you will find the famous Central Park, cleverly named. This is a large park, with expansive grass areas, benches, pathways suitable for walking and jogging, a children's playground and many peaceful picnic spots.
The Botanic Garden
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Wellington Botanical Gardens displays a variety of flowers, trees, succulents and plant life from New Zealand and the world. The oldest tree in the garden, a gnarled hīnau, is over 200 years old. Lady Norwood Rose Garden here is one of the most attractive points of the botanical garden with 110 rose beds boasting different types, which is located in the eastern area of the garden, and the garden is also home to Begonia House with tropical flowers.
Truby King Park
A historic home, gardens, parks, and mausoleum are confined in this space. Truby King Park is part of a nationally recognized heritage area. It used to be the home of Sir Frederic Truby King and Lady Isabella Truby King, who is a pioneer in child healthcare.
The remnant garden is a legacy of Truby King's imagination and passion for exotic and native plants. There are pathways, brick arches, and observation decks to explore, along with a rhododendron dell that at the time was considered the best in the southern hemisphere.
Located just east of the city center, Mount Victoria offers excellent views of the cityscape, although it can be extremely windy on top. Mountain Victoria's walking and cycling trail are filled with pine trees and trees to admire. Its location is not too far from central Wellington, making it a favorite spot for locals and tourists.
Also known as the Otari Native Botanical Garden and Wilton's Bush Preserve, this is the only public botanical garden in New Zealand exclusively for native plants. You'll find some important botanical collections, many secluded picnic spots, nature trails, vast areas of land and an enhanced walkway. Be sure to pay attention to ancient conifers, thought to be over 800 years old. Because of its rich, native collection, Otari-Wilton’s Bush by the New Zealand Gardening Trust.
George Denton Park and Polhill Reserve
George Denton Park and Polhill Reserve are located on the hills in northwest Brooklyn, and both belong to Wellington Town Belt. The combination of George Denton Park and Polhill Reserve offers guests a place to relax and operate. This area includes many walking and cycling paths, a flowing river, picnic spots, grassed areas, and a playground.
Stellin Memorial Park
The park is a memorial to a local hero – World War II airman James Stellin, who died in France as he struggled to avoid crashing his fighter into a local village. The Stellin Memorial Park has a steep, grassy path that leads visitors to its observatory. The seats in sight are a great place to see the beautiful 180-degree view of the city to Wellington Harbor and Pencarrow Head, Brooklyn wind turbines, the Zealandia Sanctuary gully, Wrights Hill and Makara Peak.