Timings : 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Time Required : 3-4 hrs
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Also known as the Gardens of Auckland, Auckland Botanic Gardens are spread over 64 hectares in Manurewa, a suburb in South Auckland. With evergreen plants and flowers, this attraction isn’t open only to Science freaks but to anyone who wants to relax and rejuvenate their senses with flora from across the world. Even though the Gardens are open throughout the year, the best time to visit them is from April to October. Their new project Potter Children’s Gardens includes two areas for children and adults to explore the dynamics of adaptation and the interconnection between Kereru and Puriri trees, two of the most common trees in the area.
Started by the government in 1973, the botanic gardens have now become a full-fledged garden complex with over 8000 varieties of plants. The gardens were first opened by the Governor-in-chief in 1982, with around 98,000 visitors registering the first year at the original information centre which is now called the Huakaiwaka Visitor’s Centre. The Auckland Botanic now has over 1 million visitors per year, making it one of the most-visited attractions in Auckland.
Garden Timings - 8:00 AM to 8:00 PMMid-March to Mid-October:
Visitor’s Centre - 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Garden Timings - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Visitor's Centre - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.It is important to note that on Christmas day, the Visitor’s centre and Cafe remain closed. However, maps and brochures are available for visitors.
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