Picnic Area, Otari-Wilton's Bush - venue for hire

The idyllic Troup Picnic Area in Otari-Wilton's Bush is a free open space ideal for picnics and barbeques.


Located on the Circular walk at Otari-Wilton's Bush in Wilton, the Troup Picnic Area is a shared open space ideal for large groups and school visits, picnics and barbeques.

Find out more about venue hire at the Botanic Gardens:

  • Up to 200 people
  • No charge.
  • Available dawn to dusk, year-round.
  • Unfortunately the area can't be hired exclusively.
  • Toilet facilities.
  • Tap water.
  • Push button barbeques. (These run for 20 minutes. For longer cooking push the button again.)
  • Main public car park is at the Wilton Road entrance.
  • There are also car parks at the Churchill Drive entrance.


Bookings aren't required, however large groups should contact the Treehouse Visitor Centre.

More information

Location map.



Treehouse Visitor Centre, Wellington Botanic Garden

Phone 04 499 1400
Fax 04 499 1903
Email treehouse@wcc.govt.nz
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
September – April
May – August

10am – 3pm
Closed on public holidays