WELCOME TO OTARI...NEW ZEALAND'S ONLY PUBLIC BOTANIC GARDEN DEDICATED SOLELY TO OUR UNIQUE FLORA

Otari-Wilton's Bush is an internationally significant native botanic garden located just 5 km from the Wellington CBD. This unique sanctuary, with its 14 km of walking tracks, is the ideal place to experience New Zealand's unique bush environment and native bird life.

 

• OTARI BOTANIC GARDEN: 5 hectares of botanic gardens dedicated to the collection and preservation of New Zealand's native plants. Highlights include The Canopy Walkway and the self-guided Treasure Trail.

 

• WILTON'S BUSH RESERVE: 100 hectares of ancient and regenerating native forest.  Highlights include an 800-year-old rimu and some of Wellington's oldest trees, picnic areas, several waterfalls and 11 km of walking tracks.

 

Guided Tours are available and the Leonard Cockayne Centre can be booked for meetings and events. Read more about visiting Otari.

 

Otari is registered as a Garden of International Significance by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture. It's history as a reserve dates back to the early 1900s.

 

OTARI-WILTON'S BUSH TRUST

 

Otari is managed by the Wellington City Council, with active support from the Otari-Wilton's Bush Trust, a public charitable trust set up to support activities at Otari.
Read more about us here.

OTARI OPENING HOURS

 

Otari-Wilton's Bush is open daily between sunrise and sunset.
Entry is free. Te Marae o Tane Information Centre is open
9am - 4pm daily.

Otari nature fern walk

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HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OTARI

 

JOIN OTARI-WILTON'S BUSH TRUST

 

We always welcome new members without whom we could not protect this priceless legacy for the future. Whether you are keen to volunteer or would simply like to be associated with this wonderful native plant reserve, we would love to hear from you.

 

VOLUNTEER

 

Otari-Wilton's Bush Trust volunteers are active in managing the forest and bush, including possum and rat control, weed control and replanting, and many other activities. Choose how you'd like to get involved.

 

DONATE

 

Otari-Wilton's Bush Trust is registered as a Charitable organisation and donations of over $5 qualify for a tax rebate to individual taxpayers.

• OTARI-WILTON'S BUSH TRUST

EMAIL THE TRUST

• TOUR BOOKINGS

  T: 04 499 1400

TOUR BOOKINGS

• VOLUNTEERING

EMAIL THE TRUST

• MEDIA: Phil Parnell

  T: 021 640 035

PHIL PARNELL –  MEDIA CONTACT

• MANAGEMENT ISSUES

Curator Rewi Elliott
T: 021 227 8169

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