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Bolton Street Memorial Park
Bolton Street Memorial Park is home to Wellington's oldest cemetery, which dates back to 1840. A highlight of this park is the heritage rose collection that looks stunning every November. There are also walking and running tracks through here and the park is located next to the Botanic Gardens. Bolton Street

Frank Kitts Park
This park is popular with the Wellington locals as it has plenty of walking and cycling paths as well as water activities on th lagoon here. There is a good children's play area as well. Jervois Quay, Wellington

Otari-Wilton's Bush
Otari-Wilton's Bush is the only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants. There are over 100 hectares of native forest with significant areas set aside for native plant collections. Located 5 km from the city centre. Wilton Road

Rimutaka Forest Park
Located 20km from Wellington this park has lovely walks. The Catchpool Valley here has picnic and BBQ facilities. Catchpool Road (04 564 8551)

Staglands Wildlife Reserve
This park breeds the rare blue duck and there is plenty of information about the success of the breeding program. Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt (04 526 7529)

Truby King House
Truby King House and Garden is a 1.9 hectare heritage-listed estate in Melrose. The garden was planted in the 1920s by the owner of the estate, Sir Truby, and most of those plants are still blooming today. The family Mausoluem is located in the garden as well. Manchester Street, Melrose

Wellington Botanic Garden
Large gardens with views, forests, bushland and designed gardens.The highlights of these gardens are the views, the observatory, the begonia house and the rose garden. 101 Glenmore Street , Thorndon (04 499 1400)
 

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