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.

Evolutionary processes leading to speciation

2pm, Sunday 24 July

This 90-minute guided walk will introduce you to some of the species of New Zealand’s plants that have changed through evolutionary processes such as convergent evolution and adaptive radiation. This walk is particularly helpful to Year 13 Biology students, and to science and biology teachers who want to learn more stories about New Zealand’s special plants. Meet at the Otari Information Centre.
Cost: $5
*Free for Year 12 and Year 13 students

Pigments, Perfumes, and Poisons Walk and Talk

2pm, Sunday 28 August

An easy 90-minute stroll looking at some native plants that produce various dyes, perfumes, and poisons. Courtesy of the Fragrifert Parfumeur some native plant perfumes will be demonstrated. Meet at the Otari Information Centre.
Cost: $5

Glow-worm guided walks – fully booked

7pm, Fridays 22 July and 12 August

Glow-worms are alive and well and living in Otari. We walk down through the bush at night, past tree ferns, rimu, epiphytes, rata, eels – and glow-worms. This is your chance to see glow-worms up close, complete with their midge-catching, sticky-thread nets. You’ll need good shoes, warm clothing, and a torch. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Otari Information Centre. 
Cost: $5, children under 12 free.

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