Wellington, New Zealand has for so long been a city of culture, history and since of modern times, the city has been renowned for excellent standards of living, sightseeing as well as being a tourist hotspot. The climate of the city is pleasant and ideal for a relaxing holiday. As a result, the city is home to a wide array of parks, botanical gardens and animal sanctuaries. The gardens and arboretums are well landscaped and maintained to the highest standards. All parks and gardens are protected and maintained under strict regulations by the city council so as to protect the flora and fauna of these natural habitats and also to ensure that necessary pruning and management takes place when and where appropriate.
It is not just one park or reserve that awaits you in Wellington. There is a whole array of them, ideal for you to spend some quality time, strolling along the paths taking in the splendour of New Zealand’s nature.
The Wellington Botanic Gardens is located in the Thorndon district and it is in easy reach of the Wellington City Centre. The gardens feature impressively landscaped grounds, many mature trees as well as beautiful flowering shrubs and a myriad of other plants. The botanic gardens are beautifully decorated with duck ponds, sculptures, secluded seating areas in addition to having formal gardens and historic Rose cultivations within the premises. However, if you are looking for an area that offers the exclusive chance to picnic, then the Wellington Central Park is where you should head to. This parkland is closer to the centre of the city and features expansive grass areas, plenty of benches for sitting, pathways ideal for a quiet stroll, a kids’ play area and many picnic spots, secluded and spread out, ideal for a quiet afternoon lunch with that special someone, or even a regular picnic with the family.
A more family friendly park however, would be Wellington’s Avalon Park. Located within the outer edge of Wellington, this park has a large lake with stunning views of the nearby Hutt River, complete with a playground and many picnic areas. This park is popular among families as it allows many different activities, including excellent sporting activities for kids and adults alike. However, if you are craving a view of the ocean whilst enjoying a picnic, Wellington’s Frank Kitts Park is ideal for you. This park is close to Wellington’s Lambton Quay and is among the most popular recreational areas in the city. The spectacular harbour offers stunning views and the mature trees offer excellent shade while you jog, walk or cycle through the winding pathways of the park grounds. Frank Kitts is popular because it offers numerous outdoor activities.
These parks and gardens are just the tip of the iceberg. Wellington also offers the chance to get closer to nature with the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary which is home to the legendary kiwi and many other endangered animals. The sanctuary is easy enough to navigate, with regular guided tours and various nature trails. Yes, if you are looking to recluse yourself into the confines of lush greenery and a plethora of diverse flora and fauna, Wellington is definitely the place for you.
For accommodation, a Wellington New Zealand hotel situated in the city centre would put you within convenient access of all Wellington parks and gardens. Need to relax in luxury, amidst good hospitality? Then a hotel Wellington that caters to all your needs would be Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay. You need not look further for excellence in service and a reputation in impeccable hospitality.