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.


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

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).