The Best Public Parks in Wellington, New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand- photo by Makalu from Pixabay
Wellington, New Zealand- photo by Makalu from Pixabay
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by Fran Hounie

Wellington is the place to be if you’re looking for somewhere to bond with Mother Nature and enjoy all that she offers. You have many choices when it comes to gardens, parks, and nature reserves in Wellington. All you have to do is buy a campervan and head for your travels. 

Read and discover some of the best public parks you should find and enjoy in Wellington.

Central Park, Wellington

Wellington’s Central Park is within walking distance of the downtown. Both tourists and locals can freely interact and enjoy the playgrounds, fields, native bush, and the gardens the park offers. Some of the trees you’ll find in this park include eucalyptus trees, pines, deciduous trees, and many native species. 

Truby King Park

Truby King Park is a fusion of a garden, mausoleum, and a historic house. It is best known for being a heritage estate and was the home of Sir and Lady Truby King and Isabella Truby. Today, the array of plants and flowers found at the park is thanks to Sir Truby King, who was an avid gardener.

George Denton Park

Whether you’re looking for a place to be active and get your jog on or relax and soak in some fresh air, George Denton Park will provide you with your heart’s desires. There are many hiking trails and cycling tracks in George Denton Park that any visitor or local would enjoy.

If you’re looking to have some family time, enjoy one of the numerous picnic spots, the playground, and the flowing stream. Head on over to the Polhill Reserve, which is a walking distance away if you’re interested in learning a bit of war history.

Stellin Memorial Park

If you’ve heard of the war airman James Stellin, this park is a memorial to him as a tribute for stopping his plane from crashing into a local village. Once you get to the top of the lookout, you get a sweet treat of a 180-degree view of the Wellington Harbour. 

Mount Victoria

This park is one of the most famous summits in Wellington, and it isn’t far from Central Park. Over the years, it’s become the go-to park for both visitors and residents alike looking for beautiful and breath-taking views of the area. Mount Victoria has many cycling tracks and walking paths for everyone to enjoy. You’re sure to enjoy the greenery and pine trees found in the park. 

Mount Victoria- photo by ReginasPhotos from Pixabay
Mount Victoria- photo by ReginasPhotos from Pixabay

Frank Kitts Park

This park is at the Wellington waterfront and is an excellent choice for families with young children. It features a play area that looks like a lighthouse. You have many picnic areas to choose from if you’re out for some picnicking, and there’s also space for small events. 

Some of the artwork the park hosts includes the Sundial and the Fruits of the Garden Sculpture. 

Conclusion

Wellington is the home of Mother Nature, and all you’ve got to do to experience it is to visit a park you fancy. Enjoy the outdoors for some healthy living. Best Public Parks You Can Find in Wellington


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