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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: 04 499 1400
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Walk in native bush

A nice place to visit to get your dose of nature. Friendly guides and an interesting suspended boardwalk in the trees. All free and close to the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A nice place to visit to get your dose of nature. Friendly guides and an interesting suspended boardwalk in the trees. All free and close to the city.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I'm very priviledged to live right above Wilton Bush. I go running through it all the time and walk my friends dog through it all the time. There a so many different tracks that lead to things like the 800 year old rimu tree (which is stunning), clearings, picnic area with toilet and BBQ's, streams & rock gardens. I can... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

A short (and cheap) bus ride to this well laid out area is a pleasure. Lovely boardwalks and signage enabled us to identify many of NZ's plants and flowers. Very informative and an abundance of birds

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kakanui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The unique native plant living museum surrounded by native forest with tracks leading up to the Skyline Walkway - and all in the city bounds with regular bus service and 5 minutes drive from the cbd.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

On a bus route from town if you don't have a car (no. 14 Wilton bus) with free parking if you do drive there. Beautiful peaceful bush, gardens, lawns, glow worms and pathways. You can spend an hour or all day there

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

What makes this bush special is that it's the only botanic garden in New Zealand that is dedicated to our native plants. A great collection of specimens. Great picnic location, pleasant bush walks with some great views over Wellington.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

If you like walking but don't fancy a long tramp, this place had various walks of different times and gradings.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A lovely place of greenery with a tree top bridge. Information centre. Native bush and birds. Refreshing walk.

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

We visited Otari again today. The birdlife is really great, and you can see or hear most of it from the deck by the visitor centre. Within only a few minutes we heard or saw tuis, kaka, kakariki, bellbirds, fantails, grey warblers, kereru, paradise shelducks, shining cuckoo, kingfishers. Perhaps it was the sunny day, and springtime, but this was the... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I have a personal interest in it as Job Wilton was my great great grandfather. Naturally I am biased about it but I think it has some lovely native bush. The added bonus is that it is fairly easy to get to by public transport.

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