Taking a leisurely stroll along the winding paths that took us through the Botanic Gardens, a garden of national significance we found, native forests, conifers, plant collections and seasonal plant displays. We stopped at the Lady Norwood Rose Garden for lunch and delighted in the Victorian style glass-house, the Begonia House.
Access to the top of the hill and the Botanic Gardens is via the Cable Car which runs between Lambton Quay, the main streeet, and Kelburn. The ride takes approximately 10 minutes and on the way up, there is a spectacular view of the city and beautiful homes of the surrounding suburbs. The walk is an easy downhill pleasure of sights, smells, inspiration and wonder and another beautiful day trip on our Royal Caribbean, Ovation of the Seas, New Zealand cruise