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Address: 160 Wilton Road, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-499 1400
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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.

Just a 10-minute drive from the CBD or take the no. 14 bus bound for Wilton and get off at the Warwick St/Wilton Rd stop. Tell the bus driver and they will be sure to stop.

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Magnificent place for those interested in flora

I would not have missed seeing this as it taught me a great deal about the early vegetation of these incredible islands. A must visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would not have missed seeing this as it taught me a great deal about the early vegetation of these incredible islands. A must visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walked this place twice during my 2 weeks stay in Wellington. Very rewarding view from the top but might need shoe with good grip if the path gets muddy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this park, everyday that you walk through there is something different be it kaka, tui or wood pigeon...love it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for exploring the nature and it was truly remarkable. Undisturbed nature and native plants, shrubs and tress of New Zealand were seem aplenty here. Trees of all kinds, shapes and sizes and birds chirping - makes this place a haven for nature lovers.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fine walk around many different types of trees and botany. Well laid out and a good information centre. Not all tracks are suitable for the differently abled but there are good tracks for all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Really great place for families and walkers alike. Has a visitor centre and awesome gardens as well as a waterfall. Many tracks to follow which are bush, river or trail based. Definitely one of the best overall walks in the city. Had a chance to see a Kaka there.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We visited here in the school holiday with my grandson aged 5 years. A very exciting well-signposted place with much to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Great paths and gardens. The main feature is a garden full of native plants. There is also a boardwalk through the canopy. Good family activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Plenty of choice here with short boardwalks or longer walks through the valley and hillside. Lots of birds to view along the way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

A bus from the city takes you to the main entrance of the busy. You can visit the Otari plants in just a short time, or walk for an hour of so through the bush. Plenty of hill walks, and some views. Probably worth taking note of the route you are taking, to prevent getting lost.

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