Entrance to Otari-Wilton's Bush
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Explore a forest reserve that is the only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants. It's only 5 km from Wellington’s city centre.
  • Discover Wellington city’s oldest tree - an 800-year-old rimu tree on the Blue Trail.
  • Walk across the treetops on the 19 m high Canopy Walkway.
  • Explore the forest on our Nature Trail.
  • Feed your hungry explorers at the Troup Picnic Lawn – the two barbecues are free to use but you’ll have to bring your own sausages.

Get ready

Download the Otari-Wilton's Bush adventure map (PDF, 1,421K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Otari-Wilton's Bush is about 5 km from Wellington city centre, at 160 Wilton Road (between Gloucester and Warwick Streets).

Claim your reward

Tell us the Otari-Wilton's Bush code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

About Otari-Wilton's Bush

Otari-Wilton's Bush Reserve is managed by Wellington City Council. Find out about Otari-Wilton's Bush Reserve

Otari-Wilton's Bush logo.

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