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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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So many paths...so much wildlife to see!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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Wellington
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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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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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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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Address: Address: 160 Wilton Rd | Wilton, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-499 1400
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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