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

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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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

There's something for everyone - a sedate stroll round the upper part of this native bush reserve, through to more adventurous walks through dense bush with sloping tracks and and a picnic lunch. Great for families.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have been for a walk a few times in this park and it still amazes me how many different trails you can take from it.We discovered a walk that leads us to Karori. We are planning to do the skyline and continue toward khandallah.There are more walks if one wants to explore further or just enjoy a picnic or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Best place for a nature walk and family picnic......................................................

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You need to be fit for this one. I have rated it on the assumption that you are interested in plants. If not probably a little boring so just take a walk and imagine you are stepping back in time to a place before the settlers came and chopped down the bush. Kids love it

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