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Otari - Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden

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Address: 160 Wilton Rd | Wilton, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-499 1400
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Description: Otari Native Botanic Garden and Wilton's Bush Reserve is the only public...
Otari Native Botanic Garden and Wilton's Bush Reserve is the only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants. The Garden is a unique plant sanctuary and forest reserve and includes 100ha of native forest and 5ha of plant collections. Some of Wellington's oldest trees are here, including an 800-year-old rimu. It is classified as a Garden of National Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture.
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New Zealand Native Plants in all their glory. Set out on the side of a gentle hill, walk through the hundreds on Native plants on display. Interpretive signage helps identify our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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South Island, New Zealand
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

New Zealand Native Plants in all their glory. Set out on the side of a gentle hill, walk through the hundreds on Native plants on display. Interpretive signage helps identify our special plants.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a really neat place to walk, beautiful bushes and above the tree platform. Very cold during winter but lovely in summer. Lots of wildlife to see, a photographers paradise!!

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Plymouth England
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I visited on a sunny but cold winters day and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of walking through this native forest. Very informative signage, a conversation agenda and a haven for wildlife. Another highlight was meeting the friendliest volunteers you would ever want to meet. Quite cold on the lower paths so probably a real haven on a hot sunny day.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Exquisite bit of land with all the facilities needed for a great day out! Whether you want to go fro a decent walk through native bush (from being level with the canopy to being right in the thick of it) or just take a small stroll where its not to hilly, this place is great. It has a lot of... More 

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South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

What a beautiful, interesting and amazing bush walk. With so many pathways, your never get bored. There are picnic areas with BBQ facilities, great for dog walks (on a lead only) and the flora and fauna is great for naturalsts. There are many loop walks, usually 40mins to an hour each and then the ridge walk...soon to be tried out.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A beautiful bush area with lots of walks from half a hour to 2 to 3 hours. There is a picnic area to have a BBQ at the bottom of the bush with a stream running through it . You can catch a number 14 bus from town. There are lots of species of plants here especially the chatem island... More 

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warrenton ,va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A protected Eco center offers a haven for primarily, bird lovers. It's a beautiful outdoor area with stone walkways . Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes and plan for a couple of hours walk around the facility. Didn't see but a couple of birds but it was a pleasant afternoon. If you are not into birds and Eco, it may... More 

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The variety of walks you can do in the most beautiful surroundings. Hearing the birds singing was just wonderful. We've done 2 big walks now and just loved them.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Easy to get to on the No14 bus from Lambton Quay which stops right at the door. Beautiful reserve with lovely gardens and lots of interesting walking tracks to suit all fitness levels. Wear good walking shoes and be happy that some of the tracks can be a bit muddy and have steeper sections. All is clear in the great... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The sun was shining and many famlies were out doing the circular are walk. So pretty through the trees and by the stream and little waterfalls. Good places to stop and rest little legs(and old ones!) one downside was some dog owners did not pick up after their dogs!

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