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Otari - Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden

160 Wilton Rd | Wilton, Wellington, New Zealand
04 499 1400
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Ranked #16 of 146 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: Step back in time to an ancient world. Enter the tranquil Fernery, tiptoe through the treetops on the Canopy Walkway, hike the trails to find the... more »
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must see when visiting Wellington a few of us visited here and walked around a few of the tracks and even on a rainy day this garden is still worth the effort and of course its free to go there there's not many beautiful walks close to the city you can say that about.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon and after a period in hospital and needing some exercise, we decided to walk around the famed Otari - Wiltons Bush reserve. Set in the suburb of Wilton it is rather huge with large tracts of virgin native bush and trees that can be walked through. Im in my sixties and a bit unfit but... More

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Breezy Point, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

this place is beautiful. The diverse foliage, and the great picnic areas. The views. New Zealanders are lucky to have this piece of heaven at their doorsteps!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Being able to walk through a series of tracks which were clearly marked and also clearly identified for various fitness levels and abilities with my daughter and feeling safe was wonderful. We were able to enjoy the quiet and serenity of what bush-clad New Zealand must have been like. Also the gardens out in the open were well cared for... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great place to walk the dog when raining as you are very sheltered. Can be muddy in places at times, but generally we've always enjoyed the walk and our furry family love running along the paths.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A wonderful nature to explore in the middle of town. A good selection of walk trail; ideally day walk.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a stunning place for seeing New Zealand's native plants and trees, some of which are very old and huge, like the 800 year old rimu. It's also completely free to visit! Don't expect too many flowering plants and manicured areas though as it is a natural garden. Lots of native birds too and different options for short or... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I continue to be amazed at the wealth of wilderness so available in the Wellington environs. Otari-Wilton's Bush is just one of them, and a free one at that, with trained guides to explain the wealth of native bush and trees there, including trees that are hundreds of years old. Paths, plant life, and birds are in abundance. It is... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Otari - Wilton's bush native botanic garden is a perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon with family and friends. There are small tracks from which to choose: steep ones for the fit and easier for the rest of us. On the bottom oft the lush green wonderland is a big lawn with BBQs and a merry stream. Native plants,... More

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you want to get out of the city stress, this is so close and features picnic areas as well as heaps of walking tracks amongst some of Wellington's oldest areas of native bush. If it's blowing a good nor-west gale, you can escape the force of the wind under the canopy of the trees, and there's lovely picnic areas... More

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