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“Stunning hideaway”

Otari-Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden
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US$561.43*
and up
Wellington City Scenic Private Tour
Ranked #22 of 236 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 older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Wellington
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Stunning hideaway”
Reviewed 27 May 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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40 reviews
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“An oasis in the capital”
Reviewed 25 May 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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92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“The hidden trails from within this park.”
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”
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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“Wonderful On a Good day”
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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