Enter Otari-Wilton’s Bush from the main carpark on Wilton Road. Head to the Information Centre and then down to the Troup Picnic Area. Cross the bridge and head up hill on the Blue Trail. On the upper Blue Trail you will pass the 800-year-old rimu tree. Carry on up the hill.
After a 10-15 minute walk uphill you will come to a wire fence with a stile. Cross the stile into the pine plantation. Walk uphill until you come to a track marker for the Kohekohe Track. Follow this track into the native bush.
After 5-10 minutes this takes you out onto the Skyline Walkway. Head down the 4WD track towards Chartwell and look for a sign on your right that will take you down into the Otari-Wilton’s Bush forest and lead you to the flax clearing. Take the Yellow Trail back to the Troup Picnic Area and head back up the path towards the Information Centre.
For public transport options, check the Metlink website.