Dunedin Botanic Garden
Image: Claudia Bibarat | DOC


Where in the city can you see wildlife? The Dunedin Botanic Garden of course! Spot lizards in the rock garden, visit the kākā and kea at the aviary, spy a stick insect among the flowers. Some plants have been here for over 150 years. Can you guess which ones?
  • One minute you’re among tiny alpine plants from a lofty mountain, the next you’re in Mexico among the agaves! The Botanic Garden has over 6,800 different plant species that come from all over the world.
  • Get a packet of duck food from the café and feed the water birds at the pond. 
  • There are many tracks to explore. Make your next adventure more challenging by taking a different route.

Get ready

Download the Dunedin Botanic Garden adventure map (PDF, 2,068K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: 

Head north from the Octagon, the Botanic Garden lies at the foot of North East Valley. Cruise up Opoho Rd and start your adventure from the Upper Garden carpark on Lovelock Ave.

The carpark and Garden are open from dawn to dusk every day of the year. 

Claim your reward

Tell us the Dunedin Botanic Garden code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

About Dunedin Botanic Garden

Visit the Dunedin Botanic Garden website for more information and events. 

The garden is managed by the Dunedin City Council 

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