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“The hidden trails from within this park.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden

Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden
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US$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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The hidden trails from within this park.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 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 30 April 2014

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

Visited April 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful On a Good day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

You need to be fit for this one. I have rated it on the assumption that you are interested in plants. If not probably a little boring so just take a walk and imagine you are stepping back in time to a place before the settlers came and chopped down the bush. Kids love it

Visited January 2014
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tranquil and yet close to Wellington”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

A fantastic place to escape from the city for an afternoon. Easy to get to from Courtenay Place, just one bus.

Visited October 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Ancient jungle in city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

I went to the bush by cable car and walk. It takes about 1 hour. It is quite close to city and u can feel like Amazon. So awesome place to walk. If you have something to think, you can solve it in this place

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