Wilton’s Bush Reserve is an easy 2km walk through native plants that will take around 2 hours to explore.

Excellent wide walking track. Wilton’s Bush Reserve Walk is wheelchair-friendly and runs from the main car park to the Information Centre, over the Canopy Walkway, and to Cockayne Lookout in Wellington. Wilton’s Bush Reserve is the only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: North Island NZ
  • Distance: 2.00 km
  • Time needed: 2 Hours – allowing for plenty of photo taking
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: Yes
  • Route: Round Trip
  • Elevation: 60m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: July, 2020

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Wilton’s Bush Info Centre

Take your lunch with you. You could spend all day walking around looking at the 1,367 different living species – animals, plants, fungi, protists, bacteria in Wilton’s Bush Reserve. If you do not feel like walking around all day find the perfect spot in the Alpine Garden, Brockie Rock Garden, or sit down by the stream and read a book. It’s got to be better then down town Wellington.

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