Auckland Botanic Gardens

All year round

The Auckland Botanic Gardens is located on Hill Road, Manurewa, covering 64 hectares (156 acres) of land, including 10 hectares of native forest. Open to the public since 1982, the Auckland Botanic Gardens is a young garden by world standards.

Visit the award-winning Potter Children’s Garden, see some of New Zealand’s rarest native plants, take in the delights of the African Garden, smell the roses, and explore our rich collections. From Spring Blossom Valley to the Perennial Garden’s summer blooms, from autumnal trees to the Camellia and Magnolia gardens brightening winter days there is always something to delight and restore your senses. There is always something new to see and do at the Gardens!  Keep an eye on the calendar for all events, including displays, gardening workshops, holiday programmes and family events. All year round. Winter hours are 8am-6pm.



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Auckland Botanic Gardens



Featuring a number of accessibility features including mobility scooter hire, accessible walkways and mobility parking. You are welcome to use your personal wheelchair or mobility scooter within the Gardens. You can also borrow a mobility scooter or manual wheelchair from the Huakaiwaka visitor centre. There is no charge to borrow a wheelchair or scooter; however they do retain a bond (car keys or drivers licence) while the wheelchair or scooter is in use. Bookings are recommended for weekends or during summer when visitation is high, phone 09 267 1457. Most paths in the gardens are accessible for wheelchair users, pushchairs and mobility scooters. Those that aren’t are marked with signposts denoting no wheelchair or scooter access. Please note: For safety reasons wheelchairs and mobility scooters need to be returned to the Visitor Centre by 4pm.


There are eight designated accessible car parks located within the main car park. The accessible car parks are closest to Huakiawaka visitor centre. Note: you do require a Mobility Parking Permit to park in the designated car parks. There is also a drop-off area directly outside Huakaiwaka.


The Auckland Botanic Gardens is situated right next to the Southern Motorway (State Highway 1) on Hill Road, Manurewa. The Gardens is approximately 25km from the city. Travel south on the Southern Motorway (SH1), exiting the motorway at the Manurewa/Hill Road exit (exit 451). Turn left onto Hill Road, the main entrance to the Gardens is the first driveway on the left. Buses and trains travel to Manurewa from Britomart Transport Centre. Bus route 366 runs between the Manurewa bus interchange and the Gardens.

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