Dunedin Botanic Garden, Dunedin

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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. With our international travel planner, Dunedin attractions like Dunedin Botanic Garden can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Many of the accommodations in Dunedin are based around the central George Street thoroughfare, including a wide range of hotels and hostels. Rental apartments represent a fine way to stay in Dunedin, and may appeal more to those wanting to stay on the move or take in the town and the surrounding landscape at their own pace. Campsites situated to the north and east of the town center give you more economical options, while motels cluster along the main highways, convenient if you're coming by car.
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  • Dry, uninteresting, nothing beautiful to see. Confusing layout to drive around... all roads seemed to lead to...no where. Disappointing visit as our expectations were of some beautiful gardens. Sad.  more »
  • This garden was between my daughter's hostel and the university and so we had a stroll around here. Very nice but being early Spring things were still dormant. Would be lovely later in the year.  more »
  • This was my trail from home to work everyday! It is simply marvellous with its gazillions of different trees, flowers, nature is all around you. It also has a bird sanctuary that is also equality impr...  more »
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  • Easy access from town. Pram and wheelchair friendly. Duck ponds with lots of hungry ducks. The playground is well maintained. You can choose to visit upper garden or lower garden plus other places e.g Aviary. Heaps of free car park available.
  • Was recently here with friends. Have been many times over decades. Very good varied proper botanical garden. Interesting features for all. Never boring. Relaxing but fun too for children - ponds and sculptures and a bandstand and even a noddy trlain that raises funds for a charity for people with learning difficulties. Can stay near its center or really get lost in the woodland. Have never been in a better garden overall. A great asset to a lovely city. Thanks.
  • I'm a local and regular visitor but every time I visit the Gardens I discover something new. Beautiful and considered mix of natives and exotic plants, secluded and bustling spaces..
  • Awesome plants, it's huge and great for the family or just a walk with you and a friend! The roses are amazing and I see something new there every time!
  • A beautiful place to relax and enjoy nature. For people with mobility problems, this garden is accessible. The paths are wide and everything is well maintained. If you don't have energy to walk up to the aviary or top part of the garden, you can drive and park your car on the topmost side and walk. This award winning garden shouldn't be missed specially when the camellia's are in bloom from November to February. For those who love botanical sketching you will be spoilt for choice. Don't forget to bring your portable chair and easel.