Auckland Botanic Gardens

Auckland Botanic Gardens is a large, beautiful South Pacific garden only 20 minutes from the city or Airport. Auckland's climate is a paradise for plants and our gardens celebrate the best that can be grown here. Free entry. Open every day.


Start your visit at Huakaiwaka Visitor Centre to enjoy the café, seasonal displays, exhibitions, garden information, friendly staff and panoramic views. Then head out into our beautiful gardens.

Explore gardens that will delight, inspire, entertain and relax your senses. Stroll collections of natives and exotics in a gentle landscape dotted with lakes and full of variety. Visit the award winning Potter Children’s Garden, see some of our rarest native plants, and enjoy our collection of large scale outdoor sculpture. Every second summer we host the hugely popular Sculpture in the Gardens, featuring works from New Zealand's finest artists (next outing is in 2021/22).

Where Ideas Grow.

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Physical address

102 Hill Road, Auckland Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Other charges:
Guided tours on request - charges apply

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
15 - 20 minutes to Auckland International Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
5 minutes
Proximity to town:
20 -25 minutes to Auckland CBD

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Opening times

Business hours:
Visitor Centre is open 8am - 4pm weekdays (4.30pm in Summer) and weekends 9am - 4pm (5pm in Summer). The Gardens are open 7am - 6pm (8pm Summer)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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