Tonight’s Meridian Gardens Magic concert by He Pō Taonga Pūoro has been cancelled due to the weather.
Otari-Wilton's Bush features about 11km of walking tracks through native bush and garden collections.
Tracks are signposted. Forest trails are slippery when wet. Sturdy footwear is recommended.
The following walking times are approximate and depend on fitness.
Otari-Wilton's Bush - Track Map (6.1MB PDF)
Otari-Wilton's Bush is a haven for native birds including tui, kereru, silver eye, kingfisher, grey warbler, bell birds and morepork.
Scientists and volunteers counted 1,367 different living species - animals, plants, fungi, protists, bacteria - in the bush and reserve areas during a 24-hour bioblitz in 2007. Their finds included a new species of cave weta and an Amanita fungus.
Bruce Manu, of Te Atiawa, carved the two waharoa gateways to Otari-Wilton's Bush from totara. The waharoa at the main entrance depicts unity and partnership and welcomes visitors to the reserve. The waharoa at the southern end of the Canopy Walkway depicts Tane Mahuta and the forest's guardians.
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