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Otari Eco-Trek Tour

By Wellington Nature Tours
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Highlights

  • NZ flaura and fauna

  • Eco-trek bush walk

  • Bird spotting

  • Amazing ctiy views

  • Fascinating history

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided Eco-Trek of Otari-Wilton's Bush

  • What's included

    Bottled water provided

Know Before You Book

  • Moderate level of fitness is required. This tour involves walking up and down some steep, unsealed tracks.

  • Closed-toe walking shoes are essential and warm clothing recommended

  • This tour needs a minimum of 2 guests in order to run. We will run the tour for 1 guest so long as they are willing to be charged for 2 adults on tour

What you can expect

Half Day tour of Wellington’s extraordinary natural flora and fauna. Wellington is a compact, cosmopolitan City. Yet this rocky, stormy city is also home to a world-renowned conservation shelter where New Zealand’s endangered wildlife is regenerating.

The tour departs from central Wellington and we travel past some of the city’s most famous icons on our way to Otari Wiltons Bush. Only 15 minutes from downtown Wellington. this is the only Botanic gardens in New Zealand completely dedicated to Native plants. It is also listed as a ‘Garden of National Significance’ by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.

The Trek starts at the Waharoa (Maori for entrance) and we head through the Fernery and examine some of the undergrowth on our way to pay tribute to Job Wilton who first secured the area as a Bush Reserve. We then head down to the creek, all the while looking out for the Native birds the frequent the area. Including Kereru, Tui, Kaka, Kakariki and Karearea to name a few.

At the creek we can spot Tuna (long finned Eel) before heading up to the highlight of the trek; a Rimu tree estimated to be over 800 years old. From there we head back up to the Canopy Walkway where we can see the trees as the birds see them.

Finally we get back into the vehicle and stop at the Stellin Memorial Lookout for fabulous views over the Downtown area & Harbour before returning to the City.

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Activity Location

  • Wellington Wellington

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre
  • 111 Wakefield Street
  • Wellington Wellington 6011
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