Auckland Botanic Gardens

'Where ideas grow'. Auckland Botanic Gardens is a garden of national significance only 20 minutes from the city or airport. Open everyday of the year and entry is free.


Explore a garden 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. early Nov 2019 - end of Feb 2020 - Enjoy Sculpture in the Gardens

Only 20 minutes from the city or airport the Gardens is open every day of the year and entry is free.

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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 minutes
Proximity to coach terminal:
5 minutes
Proximity to town:
25 minutes

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Opening times

Business hours:
Visitor Centre is open 8am - 4pm weekdays (4.30pm in summer)and weekend 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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