Beautiful native gardens on the edge of the central city. A great way to get a taste of New Zealand flora and fauna. Accessible for families and a lovely picnic spot (with coin operated bbqs).
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About Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden
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Protected native forest area close to central Wellington, and easily accessible by bus. A number of walks and routes. Like the tree walk bridge
Otari Bush is my local park - I had driven past it for years before I ventured on one of the walks but once I did that was it. Such a beautiful place. You can chose walks acoording to degree of difficulty - you can...More
Had a lovely picnic with friends as our other location was going to be too windy. It was a lovely spot for those who wanted a longer walk to those who wanted to play other games on the grass. A real little treasure in Wellington....More
We only managed to do the short loop on this visit. Perfect weather made it a lovely walk. There are also longer walks you can do and a picnic area not too far from the car park. There are plenty of birds and insects around...More
This is a nice place to go for a walk around the fernery and the bush. You can go full hog and walk up the hill to check out the 800 yr old rimu, worth your sweat. It's amazing to experience the hundred years old...More
The Park is open till sunset. Although the visitor centre closes by 4PM. Nice place for walks among the native bush. There is a canopy walkway starting from the Information Centre. Good place for spotting birds. It is wheelchair-friendly in small parts. Runs from main...More
A fantastic example of New Zealand's bush only 10-15 minutes from the centre of Wellington. There are plenty of walking tracks ranging from very easy (flat) to more difficult (steps). The longest track takes around 1 hour 30 min although there are much shorter loop...More
Pick your timing carefully. Busy weekend or public holiday and the serenity of Otari Bush disappears. We'll be back when the rain returns and the people disappear!
Recently, we were on a cruise around New Zealand. In the port of Wellington, we chose a shore excursion that included the Otari Native Botanical Garden and Wilton's Bush Reserve. This New Zealand public botanic garden is dedicated to native plants. Our large bus group...More