Events calendar

Guided walks

The Otari-Wilton's Bush Trust runs monthly walks for members and visitors.

Walks are free to Trust members, and cost $5 for visitors.

Trelissick Park

2pm, Sunday 24 May

This off-site walk will be along parts of the Korimako and Kaiwharawhara Streams and through forest sections of Trelissick Park. It will involve short climbs with numerous steps so sturdy footwear is required. Meet at the Crofton Downs Railway Station car park for this two-hour exploration of Trelissick Park.
Cost: $5

What we did in the Stone Age

 2pm, Sunday 21 June

Plants for consumption, cure, contraception and cosmetics - an easy one-hour walk. Note that this is on the 3rd Sunday not the usual 4th. Meet at the Information Centre.
Cost: $5


Glow-worm tours

6.30pm Friday 26 June & 24 July

Glow-worms are alive and well and living in Otari. We walk down through the bush at night, past tree ferns, rimu, epiphytes in profusion, rata, crayfish – and glow-worms. This is your chance to see glow-worms up close and personal, complete with their midge-catching, sticky-thread nets.

Bookings are essential - phone the Treehouse on (04) 499 1400.

Bring good shoes, warm clothing, and a torch for this 50-minute tour. Meet at the Information Centre. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Glow-worms guaranteed!
Cost: adults $4, children $2.



Harakeke – a woven story

10am−4pm, 20 and 21 June

Celebrate the usefulness of New Zealand plants, especially harakeke (native flax) – an incredibly valuable plant, both traditionally and today. The weekend will feature demonstrations by local harakeke weavers and curator-led walks through Otari. You will be able to give harakeke weaving a go and hear the stories of other useful Aotearoa plants.

Where: Leonard Cockayne Centre, Otari-Wilton’s Bush, 160 Wilton Road, Wilton
Cost: Gold coin donation

2013 photo competition

See wonderful images of Otari-Wilton's Bush captured in this photo competition.

More information

Location map.



Treehouse Visitor Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden

Phone (04) 499 1400
Fax (04) 499 1903
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Weekends November - April: 10am - 3pm
Weekends May - October and public holidays: Closed