Looking for a great family activity? Incorporate a game into your visit with our fun treasure hunts and school holiday trails.

kids hunting in flowerbed

Seasonal treasure hunt

Explore the Botanic Gardens with our free summer treasure hunt [PDF, 2.4 MB].

Each season we have new items for you to hunt and find.

Discovery trails

Every school holidays, there is a fun and interactive discovery trail to explore.

From super powered plants to wicked wildlife, with four different trails each year, there's something for everyone!

Best for children between the ages of four and 10 but all ages are welcome. Trails are self-guided, parent/guardian/caregiver required.

Holidays Trail
7 January to 27 January

READiscover the Gardens

Five treasure boxes full of books from beloved kiwi authors have been hidden around the Botanic Gardens for you to find!

Collect a map from the Visitor Centre to help you find and unlock the treasure boxes and enjoy a quiet read in nature.