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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 #15 of 145 Attractions in Wellington
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Wellington, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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97 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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122 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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