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Welcome to Otari-Wilton's Bush


Otari-Wilton's Bush is New Zealand's most significant native botanic garden and Wellington's largest area of original native forest. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is free to enter. This website aims to provide you with all the information you need to appreciate this natural resource to its fullest.

Coming events 

Walks: All walks start at 2pm from the Otari Information Centre, Te Marae o Tane, 160 Wilton Road, unless otherwise stated.  Cost for Otari walks $3, free for Trust members, other walks as indicated.  For further information contact the Treehouse on  (04) 499 1400.

Sunday 27 April.  Fungal foray.

The annual search for fungi in Otari.  Leaders: Geoff Ridley and Alison Stringer

Sunday 25 May.  Fern identification beyond beginners.

A follow-up to the March walk.  Leader: Leon Perrie.