Wellington Botanic Garden Waterfall


Wellington Botanic Garden Waterfall

Wellington Botanic Garden Waterfall is an exquisite waterfall located in the heart of Wellington City. The falls are reached by an easy 5 minutes walk through the popular Wellington Botanic Garden.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 41° 16' 50.9592" E 174° 46' 11.676"
Parking: Wellington Botanic Garden, Wesley Rd, Kelburn, Wellingto
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 5min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 5m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail



Walking and driving instructions


The waterfall is situated within the Wellington Botanic Garden and there are multiple options available to visit the falls:

  • by car - drive to the the Lady Norwood Rose Garden carpark (Wesley Rd, Kelburn). Parking is limited to two hours. Alternatively, park on Glenmore St and walk through the main entrance;

  • by foot - walk from The Terrace through Bolton Street Memorial Park, about 15 minutes to the Lady Norwood Rose Garden;

  • by Cable Car - off Lambton Quay use Cable Car Lane (departs every 10 minutes).

From Lady Norwood Rose Garden carpark follow the main road which leads to Begonia House and Shop, and Picnic Cafe. The waterfall will be on your left halfway to the cafe. The walk is a wheelchair-friendly.

The waterfall drops to the pond with ducks. Breathtaking place. A shelter with benches are kindly provided to enjoy the view and the waterfall.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Visit Wellington Botanic Garden and enjoy its 25ha of unique landscape, protected native forest, conifers, specialized plant collections, colorful floral displays, and views over Wellington city.

Just 10 minutes from central Wellington, Zealandia is a must-see eco-attraction and groundbreaking restoration project: a nature lover's paradise and a sanctuary by the city!


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