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Review of Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden

Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden
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$629.18*
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Wellington City Scenic Private Tour
Ranked #19 of 229 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Wellington, New Zealand
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“What a walk!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Otari - Wilton's bush native botanic garden is a perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon with family and friends. There are small tracks from which to choose: steep ones for the fit and easier for the rest of us. On the bottom oft the lush green wonderland is a big lawn with BBQs and a merry stream.
Native plants, birds and trees make you to breath deep and celebrate life in its beauty and complete harmony. You can start your journey to the native flora by visiting the visitors' centre where the friendly and knowledgable staff will help you to get most out of your visit.
Bring your picnic stuff with you and enjoy!

Visited July 2014
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Wellington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Stunning hideaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you want to get out of the city stress, this is so close and features picnic areas as well as heaps of walking tracks amongst some of Wellington's oldest areas of native bush. If it's blowing a good nor-west gale, you can escape the force of the wind under the canopy of the trees, and there's lovely picnic areas with bbq facilities close to a meandering stream.

Visited May 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“An oasis in the capital”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

There's something for everyone - a sedate stroll round the upper part of this native bush reserve, through to more adventurous walks through dense bush with sloping tracks and and a picnic lunch. Great for families.

Visited March 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews
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“The hidden trails from within this park.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have been for a walk a few times in this park and it still amazes me how many different trails you can take from it.We discovered a walk that leads us to Karori. We are planning to do the skyline and continue toward khandallah.There are more walks if one wants to explore further or just enjoy a picnic or a leisurely stroll in the bush and listen to the birds.

Visited April 2014
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“Fantastic bush reserve with lots of birds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Best place for a nature walk and family picnic......................................................

Visited April 2014
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