The green native bush of Belmont Regional Park, with streams and hills.

Belmont Regional Park

  • Location

    Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

  • Location ID

    36

Located between Lower Hutt and Porirua, a 25-minute drive from Wellington, Belmont Regional Park is the largest of its kind in the region.

A popular spot for walking, hiking, and mountain biking, it has many entrances from Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt, and Porirua.

The climb to the trig station, 456 metres above sea level, provides sweeping views over Porirua Harbour, Lower Hutt, and ancient boulder block fields.

Within the bush-clad valley are a variety of areas available for group activities and events. Particularly near the Dry Creek and Stratton Street park entrances. The Stratton Street wool shed classroom is available to book.

A camping ground at Dry Creek provides picnic tables, toilets, and drinking water. 

Features of historical significance include the Korokoro Dam, Pareraho , ammunition stores from the Second World War, and the original main coach road from Wellington.

Location details

Jurisdiction Greater Wellington Regional Council
Permits required Yes, apply for a concession
Location descriptors Parks, forest parks, communal Spaces, regional parks, multi-purpose spaces, nature reserves, playgrounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, campsites, conservation areas, trees, palms.