North of the Main Gate is the Centennial Entrance, which gives access to the Rose Garden, Begonia House, Anderson Park and the Bolton Street Memorial Park.
From the city the gardens can be accessed from The
Terrace via Auroa Street, through the Bolton Street Memorial
Park and over the Dennis McGrath Bridge. From The Terrace
is takes about 15 minutes to the Lady Norwood Rose Garden,
and about another 5 minutes to the Main Garden.
The main Upland Road access can be approached via the
historic Cable Car. Spectacular city views are available,
and easy access is provided to all parts of the Garden,
including the Carter Observatory and Golden Bay Planetarium.
The Cable Car is the recommended tourist entrance. Purchase a SINGLE cable car ticket at the bottom where
you enter from Lambton Quay. It is recommended that you walk back to the city via the downhill route through the
Garden, through the Main Garden with its historic trees, Duck Pond and seasonal planting, to the Rose Garden and
Begonia House. The Walk is completed through the Bolton Street Memorial Park.
If you decide to return to the city
by Cable Car, the return ticket is purchased at the lower
terminal. A small discout is available by purchasing a return ticket at
the start, but it may still be worth preservingd your options.