The Percy Scenic Reserve, features walking tracks, lawns, native bushes, gardens, and a large waterfall.

Just off State Highway 2 in Maungaraki, Lower Hutt, Percy Scenic Reserve features walking tracks, lawns, native bush, and gardens in a compact location.

The reserve’s plant collection contains species of scientific significance and ties to the earliest settlement of the area. A highlight is the alpine rockery and potted alpine collection, showcasing more than 1,000 varieties.

The well-maintained lawns by the duck pond are popular for picnics and outdoor events.

A 15-minute bush walk to the 20-metre Percy Waterfall, one of the highest in the Wellington Region, is suitable for all ages and fitness abilities. A nearby cave is a well-known habitat for wētā.

Parking is easy, with 45 car parks on-site, and two coach parks off Dowse Drive.

Location details

Jurisdiction Lower Hutt City Council
Permits required Yes, apply for a permit
Location descriptors Parks, forest, monuments, communal spaces, regional parks, multi-purpose spaces, nature reserves, playgrounds, recreational facilities, picnic areas, hiking trails, exercise areas, conservation areas, waterfalls, meadows, wildlife, nature, peaceful, gardens, green spaces.