Praised for its dramatic Canopy Walkway and excellent working relationship between the council and volunteers, the National Native Botanic Garden was recently recognised with an international Green Flag award, given exclusively to the world’s best parks.
Mayor Celia Wade-Brown describes Otari as a “jewel” of Wellington, emphasising our envied urban-nature connections.
“Otari contains some of Wellington’s oldest trees, including an 800-year-old rimu. We can get a rare glimpse of what our forest was like before humans came, and it inspires us to protect and restore our vegetation for the city and for New Zealand as a whole.”
Furthermore, the reserve boasts an impressive array of threatened species you wouldn’t normally see on a day out in Wellington. Find this hidden gem on Wilton Road, and immerse yourself in the magic!