Auckland Domain’s Wintergarden complex is one of the city’s warmest and prettiest heritage sites, and the perfect place to explore on a winter’s day.
The complex has two large, functioning greenhouses, open to the public year-round. One is unheated and has an average temperature of 24°C. It contains a variety of temperate plants.
The other greenhouse is heated to an average of 28°C and filled with tropical and exotic plant species.
Between the two greenhouses is a large courtyard, with a pond and several historic statues.
The nearby Fernery, located on the site of a former quarry, is another fascinating spot to visit.
1 April - 31 October: Monday to Sunday 9am-4.30pm.
1 November - 31 March: Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm and Sunday 9am-7.30pm.
Find out more about the Auckland Domain, including how to get there and other facilities.