Woodhaugh Gardens


If you love insects you’re in for a treat! Just a few kilometres from Dunedin city centre are some of the tallest trees in New Zealand, native pigeons, ducks and lots and lots of insects. Oh, and there’s a playground too!
  • Have an inner city family adventure, with playgrounds, play areas and free BBQs.
  • Splash around in the paddling pool or the stream.
  • Explore the bush and see what critters you can find.
  • Bring your dog and see if you can tire them out  but keep them on a lead!

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 2,100K) 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: The gardens are 2.6 km from the Dunedin city, on a number of city bus routes. Entrances are on George Street, Inverleith Street and Duke Street.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Woodhaugh Gardens 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 Woodhaugh Gardens

  • BBQ’s are available for public use - contact the Dunedin City Council to book these on +64 3 477 4000.
  • Flat terrain makes the gardens suitable for all ages and abilities, including pushchairs and young children. 
  • Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Woodhaugh Gardens are managed by the Dunedin City Council.

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