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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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Stunning pocket of Wellington.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Neroli H
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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Wellington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This has been my stomping ground for many years. There are a number of walks, ranging from the easy to the stair walk. Lovely picnic area. You can bring your dog, as long as they are on a leash. Lovely native bush and birds too, and its all free :)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

very quiet and love the native bush. many different kinds of walks for all different levels of fitness

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

a walk in this park is very refreshing. It caters for a casual stroll to steep hiking, you choose. I found the environment clean and tidy and everyone there seems so nice. I plan to go there as often as I can

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Otari Wilton native bush Botanical Gardens are a showcase for the natural flora of New Zealand and provide a haven for local wildlife. This tranquil spot is a great place to chill out and watch the birds from the treetop walkway or walk in the ferny valley where native plants abound. The easily accessable lawn area is popular with locals... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What an amazing place to be able to enjoy so close to the centre of the capital city. It have a variety of routes through the native bush that cater for all different levels of fitness. It also provides areas that families can enjoy with their children. A must to visit.

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

You will be surrounded by huge trees, giant ferns, and green, plant-covered hills. One section of the trail system is wheelchair accessible and provides a view, but the one I took beyond that went down log steps into a cool, mossy canyon, and past a gurgling stream. The vegetation is lush and all native. Lots of birds to listen to,... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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 via mobile

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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