Auckland Botanic Gardens
Auckland Botanic Gardens (102 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland Central, Auckland) – located just 20 minutes from Auckland’s CBD, visitors can explore a garden that can delight, inspire, entertain and relax the 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 center displays introducing you to the beauty and fascinating facts about plants. View many of its sustainable initiatives from vegetated swales to green roofs. Hours: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm (8:00 pm Summer). Free admission.