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Marlborough Sounds Picton, New Zealand
#1 of 9 Nature & Parks in Picton
Sailing, walks, cycling, nature and opportunities to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
Stunning scenery, water, bush, bird song, quiet, unspoilt, nature at its best.
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Queen Charlotte Track Picton, New Zealand
#2 of 9 Nature & Parks in Picton
Some long hard climbs and equally difficult descents, but every difficulty is well rewarded with stunning views, a real intimacy with nature and a real sense of achievement.
'On a clear day you can see forever!' The track is easy walking under foot but not a walk in the park--you need good fitness for the hills.
2 Ways to experience it
Staglands Wildlife Reserve Wellington, New Zealand 44.5 km away
#1 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
I'd caution those squeamish about animals or nature though - for many parts of the park there aren't barriers so animals can approach at will! Highlights: swing bridge, peacocks at the brook, barn, little guinea p...
We live in Wellington but only visit every 2 or so years as the park is positioned on a very windy long drive up into the hills north of Upper Hutt..it really is worth the trip though as Staglands is wonderful for...
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Queen Charlotte Sound Picton, New Zealand
#3 of 9 Nature & Parks in Picton
If you want to relax, enjoy nature or go for a drive it's perfect.
We then arrived at Anakewa which we experienced a coach journey to Blenheim taking in sights such as Pollard Park, Havelock and beautiful wine country.
11 Ways to experience it
Mount Kaukau Wellington, New Zealand 4.9 km away
#2 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
There are a number of different tracks up Kaukau - those from Simla Crescent and Clark Street, or from Khandallah Park (car parking at end of Woodmancote Rd) are all well maintained and regularly upgraded although...
We suggest you start at Khandallah and walk past the café which is next to the swimming pool and head through the park to the start of the walk.
ZEALANDIA Sanctuary Wellington, New Zealand 2.0 km away
#3 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
Absolutely beautifully set out sanctuary - many informative and interactive stops throughout the park, a range of paths that allows for flexibility, pram-friendly tracks, great service and food at the café, excell...
Stroll through nature and listen to and see NZs beautiful natural native bush, native birds, giant weta and the ancient tuatara.
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Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden Wellington, New Zealand 2.9 km away
#4 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
There are the gentle and instructive Nature and Canopy walks that give the visitor an instructive and easy idea of how New Zealand's land and fauna developed and a lawn by the stream for a picnic or bbq.
It's a retreat from city-life, with options for a relaxed walk, a hike that's a little more serious, or a picnic in one of the sheltered areas beside the stream that runs through the park.
Wellington Botanic Garden Greater Wellington, New Zealand 1.4 km away
#7 of 127 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Easy walking distance from the city the gardens are a great Wellington attraction.The rose gardens superb and the walks through the park are peaceful and beautiful.Nice activities for the youngsters too.
Around every corner while walking the sealed (mostly) undulating walking tracks is the beauty of nature from grassy picnic spots to wooded areas to magnificent rose gardens to flower gardens of many kinds serenade...
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Matiu / Somes Island Wellington, New Zealand 7.9 km away
#5 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
The island truly is a hidden gem of Wellington's harbour a DOC managed site with history and nature galore bird and botany it realy is a magic little island.
Walking around in Jurassic Park
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Wellington Zoo Wellington, New Zealand 3.4 km away
#6 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
Great day out for all the family , we went in the middle of winter ( was still warm though) and the park is clean , the bird show was fun and animals are well looked after and fun to watch .
We were both pleasantly surprised by how relaxed and "in nature" it felt, with spacious enclosures and heaps of animals to see.
1 Way to experience it
Picton Sound Picton, New Zealand
#4 of 9 Nature & Parks in Picton
We were able to visit Picton sound, kayak across it (Marlborough Sounds Adventure Co) as well as hike along Victoria domain (public park trails) to Bob's Bay to 'hunt' for shells.
Along the Picton Harbour foreshore you'll find a nice grassy park, children's playground equipment and a choice of over 20 cafes, restaurants and bars.
5 Ways to experience it
Oriental Bay Wellington, New Zealand 1.7 km away
#7 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
Great little park for younger children next to a super white sand beach.
Earlier in the day, my sons enjoyed the park a bit further down the parade.
4 Ways to experience it
Red Rocks Reserve Wellington, New Zealand 6.6 km away
#8 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
With the sea along side and the hilly slopes of green bush opposite you can really feel totally away from the city and enjoy the calm of nature so close.If you are lucky you can watch the sea lions along the way o...
Sure, you can take a tour, but we (3 adults of moderate fitness) walked from the car park to the Seals on a Sunday.
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Scorching Bay Wellington, New Zealand 4.9 km away
#9 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
A great spot for meditation and being amongst nature - all within a 15 minute drive from the CDB
Clean changing rooms at 3.00 pm on a Tuesday afternoon, litter free park and beach and many happy swimmers and sun worshipers abound.
Lady Norwood Rose Garden Wellington, New Zealand 1.4 km away
#10 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
Easy access for wheelchairs too so its a lovely place to bring elderly family and friends who love the enjoyment of nature at her best.
Always a crowd pleaser, a nice sheltered spot, just be patient with getting a park.
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Pinnacles Track Wairarapa, New Zealand 40.8 km away
#3 of 21 Nature & Parks in Wairarapa
The formations are amazing, nature at its best.
The return trip is down the gravel stream bed to where it meets a fork and follow the flowing water back to the car park.
Nga Manu Nature Reserve Waikanae, New Zealand 53.1 km away
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in Waikanae
Beautiful reserve, lots of wildlife - peaceful stroll in the park like setting of native plants enjoying our native birds.
There are 'words of wisdom' boards along the way, giving facts and information about the various birds, trees, and other wildlife which abound in this awe-inspiring nature reserve.
#5 of 9 Nature & Parks in Picton
Relaxing, sunning, swimming, nature walks or just lounging in a hammock in the shade listening to bird song and dozing off.
Plenty to do for everyone including great local wildlife and nature tours.
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Paekakariki Escarpment Walkway Paekakariki, New Zealand 36.7 km away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Paekakariki
When you get to a skateboard park and playground, you'll know you're just a few steps away from Pukerua Bay station.
this is nature.
Frank Kitts Park Wellington, New Zealand 0.3 km away
#11 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
Frank Kitts Park hosts many fun events and exhibitions through out the year such the Light festival; Homegrown Music festival; and recently the very cool Arquitectura De Feria - a travelling, people-powered antiqu...
Right along the waterfront and right next to the CBD, Frank Kitts Park is great for families to enjoy a picnic day out, or even just for a stroll during your lunch break.
Lyall Bay Wellington, New Zealand 4.6 km away
#12 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
A stroll along Lyall Bay exposed to nature and the elements is what Wellington is all about.
Marine park area along the way.
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Island Bay Wellington, New Zealand 5.3 km away
#13 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
Island Bay is georgous, the park for the kids is perfect for a family picnic with bbq's you can use and the beach right across the road.
THE ESPLANADE - If you take the bus to the last stop and stroll through pleasant Shorland Park straight ahead, you'll find yourself right in front of a beach entrance with good swimming in season and great views o...
Days Bay Wellington, New Zealand 10.9 km away
#14 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
Nice beach, can hire kayaks, lovely park over the road with huge grass areas, bush walks, cafe & restaurant, delicious pizzas, cheap ice creams, great views!
It looked great (and it is), perched above the bay, and a short walk to great restaurants and cafes, the beach, and lots of beautiful bushwalks, including those behind the bay in the hills, at Rimutaka Forest Park...
Paraparaumu Beach Paraparaumu, New Zealand 51.7 km away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Paraparaumu
Great playground and park right on the beach front as well as great bars, cafe's & shops to wander around.
Lots of car parks along the esplanade so beach access is easy.
Pencarrow Coastal Trail Wellington, New Zealand 9.2 km away
#15 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
If you wish to have time and energy to walk the wonderful trails around the hills and lakes near the lighthouse then I recommend the excellent tour offered periodically by the Parks Department as they have access...
If you get off there and walk the short distance to the trailhead, you'll also pass Wahine memorial park - well worth a stop - and there's an interesting historic sign right where you get off the bus that covers t...
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve Havelock, New Zealand
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Havelock
Pelorus Bridge offers several well maintained nature tracks for visitors which lead to some stunning views of the forest, the river, the suspension bridge and some extremely old and large trees.
This time we just did the circular walk adjacent to the car park - easy walk with some great trees.
Kaitoke Regional Park North Island, New Zealand 43.2 km away
#243 of 842 Nature & Parks in North Island
Stunning nature walks through New Zealand bush with a lovely river running through, perfect for a swim during the summer.
Our friend Lynda took us on a day trip from Upper Hutt to show us both the amazing forest of the Kaitoke Regional Park and the remaining elements of the Lord of the Rings set for Rivendell.
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Peka Peka Beach Waikanae, New Zealand 56.2 km away
#2 of 5 Nature & Parks in Waikanae
Eastbourne Beach Wellington, New Zealand 31.3 km away
#17 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
Makara Beach Wellington, New Zealand 4.7 km away
#18 of 65 Nature & Parks in Wellington
Nature at its unspoiled best.