Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

4.7
#2 of 23 in Parks in Dunedin
Just a short distance from the city center, Dunedin Botanic Garden serves as a quiet retreat for locals and visitors alike. New Zealand's oldest botanic garden, it encompasses a number of elegant turn-of-the-century structures, including a fountain from 1890 and iron gates from 1907. The popular Edwardian conservatory features a tropical house, subtropical collection, and cacti and succulents display. Take your time strolling through the garden's winding paths to reveal an herb garden, aviary, and over 100 different species of rhododendrons. Those traveling with kids won't want to miss the duck pond and children's playground. To visit Dunedin Botanic Garden and get the most from your holiday in Dunedin, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dunedin attractions planning website .
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  • Such a privilege to walk amongst such natural beauty. You could spend a full day walking round the gardens. Awesome place to visit.  more »
  • If your lucky enough to be in Dunedin,make this Beautiful park a Do Not Miss,part of your visit here.It's peacful,very pretty,and good for a picnic on the right day.I'll be back.  more »
  • This is a lovely massive garden, with some spectacular trees, a nice rose section, a great walk through glasshouse, and excellent aviaries. Even better, entrance is free. If you have the time and a ni...  more »
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  • What a surprise. Extensive gardens with native plants and plants from around the world. Free admission. The gardens are so large we needed the map to find our way back. Some parts are quite steep. There are ponds, interesting statues and a hot house too. A large aviary as well with interesting collection of parrots and macaws. There is also a nice cafe and free parking. Certainly we'll worth visiting and allow as much time as you can.
  • A must place to visit if you get a chance. Whether it's a casual afternoon outing/walk/lunch/picnic with the family, the place can be an awesome choice. You can enjoy sun bathing, while the kids can play/cycle or enjoy the swings and slides. While the fitness enthusiasts can take the walking trail all the way to the top, the elderly people can enjoy the tour bus with the friendly guide or feed the ducks (collect the duck food from the cafeteria for free) with the grandkids. With lots of greenery, beautifully maintained garden (especially the cherry blossoms section during the season) is a nice place for wedding photography.
  • Definitely one of the bigger and better botanic gardens in NZ. A must visit if in Dunedin. As tourists we particularly appreciated the opportunity to feed ducks at the pond here with free food available for that. Another highlight was the aviary, seeing a variety of birds from around the world in one place was pretty cool.
  • Place is massive and so beautiful. Good to come in a group. Obviously treat the gardens with respect so everyone can enjoy. Visitors centre by the pond shuts at about 5pn but you can still enjoy the views. Park gates, on the day of this review (Friday) closed by 9pm. Times may vary so check the information boards up by the main gates.
  • Beautiful gardens with free entry. Well laid out with plenty to see at all times of the year. Good cafĂ©, nice pond with ducks to feed(food offered by the information centre at no charge!), play area and a fantastic aviary all serve to keep young and old happy.
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