Wilton, New Zealand

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Wilton, Wellington, New Zealand
Wilton, Wellington, New Zealand
Wilton (New Zealand Wellington)
Basic information
Local authority Wellington City
Land area 246 ha
Population 2,052 [1] (2013)
Postcode(s) 6012
North Crofton Downs
East Wadestown, Thorndon
South Karori

Wilton is a small suburb in Wellington. It is best known for Otari-Wilton's Bush, a large reserve that is situated in the suburb. Otari-Wilton's bush is the only public botanic garden in New Zealand dedicated solely to native plants. It features 14 km of walking tracks and a 'canopy walkway'. The canopy walkway is a raised walkway that provides a unique chance to view life in, and from, the top level of trees such as mature tawa, rewarewa and hinau.

Wilton has a small primary school called Otari School/ Te Kura o Otari. This school is a state-funded full-primary school nestled next to the Otari-Wilton’s Bush. The school encompass's three teaching styles. Montessori, Maori Immersion and the standard New Zealand curriculum. Cardinal McKeefry Catholic Primary School (which opened in 1970, but has origins back to 1876) is a co-educational primary school for Year 1 to Year 8 (5 to 13 years old).

One notable person to have grown up in Wilton was the famous civil engineer Sir Paul Reid, who later emigrated to the United Kingdom when he was in his early twenties and worked in the underground rail network. he is quoted as saying Wilton is "the best suburb between Wadestown and Karori".


  1. ^ "Community Profile: Wilton". Wellington City Council. 

Coordinates: 41°16′05″S 174°45′25″E / 41.26816°S 174.756944°E / -41.26816; 174.756944