Wellington's Top Playgrounds

Elona Peterson By Elona Peterson | 24 July 2020 in Playgrounds

Wellington has some great Playgrounds located in all of the City's favourite Tourist Hotspots. If you are in the area be sure to check these out.

  1. Avalon Park

A six hectare park, with a Playground that is one of most extensive and modern in New Zealand.  Including water play, flying foxes.  And other features of the park include BBQ's, a skatepark, cycling track and lovely picnic areas - pack the boot and stay for the day. 

  1. Matairangi Nature Trail, Wellington 

Fresh air and something educational - this is a great experience.  The habitat stations along the Matairangi Nature Trail on Mount Victoria reflect and imagine elements of nature. They are based on the habitat of the matuku hurepo, kapokapowai, tuna, moko pirirakau and weta.

Matarangi Nature Trail Video

  1.  Frank Kitts Park

A landmark, right on the Waterfront with a great lighthouse slide that has heard many squeals of delight. 

  1. Botanic Garden Playground

In the beautiful Wellington Botanical Gardens is a frantastic playground with some very impressive pipe slides - popular for children and adults a like.

  1. ** Shorland Park Playground**

Shorland Park in Island Bay is a suburban park with a coastal flavour. 

Bring your swimming togs on a summer day. Shorland Park is also the start / finish points for the City to Sea Walkway, which, if you have the energy, will lead you back to the city centre (5-hour walk).  With all your essential playground including a great slide it's bound to please. 

Featured Places


Zita Maria Park Playground
Zita Maria Park Playground

Massey, Auckland



Castlecliff Domain Playground
Castlecliff Domain Playground

Castlecliff, Wanganui



Ngatea Playground
Ngatea Playground

Ngatea, Hauraki


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