Wellington Regional Trails

About the park

Belmont Regional Park covers 3,500 hectares of hill country and farmland between Hutt Valley and Porirua. It’s the perfect playground for walkers, runners, mountain bikers, and even horse riders.

Choose from more than 10 different trails. Belmont Park includes short beginner routes or day-long journeys where you can take in some of the park’s exciting features. Visit the historic Korokoro Dam and WWII ammunition magazines. Or travel the original Old Coach Road between Lower Hutt and Porirua.

Take in spectacular views over the region across Boulder Hill, Round Knob, Canons Head, and Belmont Trig. There are plenty of peaceful spots to picnic by a waterfall.

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Five people standing on the summit of Boulder Hill, Puke Ariki in Belmont Regional Park at sunset.

There are multiple entrances to Belmont Regional Park and most have car parking available. You can enter:

  • via State Highway 2 (Lower Hutt):
    • Cornish Street in Korokoro
    • Oakleigh Street in Maungaraki
    • Stratton Street in Normandale
    • Hill Road, Belmont
    • Kaitangata Crescent, Kelson
    • Dry Creek via Hebden Crescent, near the State Highway 58 (Haywards Hill) intersection.
  • via State Highway 1 (Porirua):
    • Cannons Creek via Mungavin Ave and the Cannons Creek Lakes Reserve
    • Tākapu Road, Grenada North.

There are regular bus and train services to Lower Hutt, Porirua and the surrounding areas. Timetables are available from Metlink.