Self-guided activities at Otari-Wilton

Kiwi Guardians at Otari-Wilton's Bush

Toyota Kiwi Guardians is an activity programme for kids to learn about nature, earn cool rewards and go on epic family adventures!

Explore a forest reserve that is the only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants. It's only 5 km from Wellington’s city centre.

  • Discover Wellington city’s oldest tree - an 800-year-old rimu tree on the Blue Trail.
  • Walk across the treetops on the 19 m high Canopy Walkway.
  • Explore the forest on our Nature Trail.
  • Feed your hungry explorers at the Troup Picnic Lawn – the two barbecues are free to use but you’ll have to bring your own sausages.
 

Download

Otari-Wilton's Bush adventure map (1.3MB PDF)

Get ready

Download the Otari-Wilton's Bush adventure map and check out what you can do. 

Note: Steps and uneven paths are part of the activity. For accessible options contact the Treehouse Visitor Centre, phone 04 499 1400 or email treehouse@wcc.govt.nz.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down and claim your medal.

Getting there

Otari-Wilton's Bush is about 5 km from Wellington city centre, at 160 Wilton Road (between Gloucester and Warwick Streets).