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Belmont Regional Park

Belmont Regional Park

Hebden Cres Kelson Lower Hutt 5010 New Zealand

Dry Creek entrance via Hebden Crescent, near the SH2 and SH 58 (Haywards Hill) intersection. This is where the campsite is situated. The park entrance is a 10-minute walk from Manor Park Station.

For more information about other entrances check the Getting there tab in left hand menu.

Opening hours

6am till 6pm (1 April - 30 Sept) or 10pm (1 Oct - 31 March)

Dogs are permitted on leash in the Korokoro, Stratton St and Dry Creek Valleys. Dogs are not permitted on or near farmland.

Permission is required for horse riding in the farming area. Keys are obtained from the Upper Hutt Depot.

Fireworks are prohibited in all Regional Parks and Forests

Park notices

COVID-19 update

Posted 7/9/21

At Alert Level 2, we need to play it safe. Park trails are very busy at present, be aware of other walkers and bikers.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Keep a 2m distance from people you don’t know
  • The ranger’s office will remain closed at level 2
  • Pay for camping with Credit or Debit cards or self-register with cash at camping registration boxes
  • Dogs must be on leads
  • When using public facilities please wear a mask
  • The museum will remain closed at level 2
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Stay home if you are unwell

Read the full guidelines >

Closure for lambing and calving

Posted 21/7/21

Farmed areas of the park will be closed for lambing and calving from the 1 August – 23 October 2021.

No public access is permitted on tracks crossing farm land over this period. Please plan your trip to take account of the temporary closure.

Hill Road, Belmont Road and Normandale Road will remain open through lambing and calving, all farmed areas adjacent to these roads will be signed and closed for the lambing/calving period. Access across the Transmission Gully alignment is also closed for the foreseeable future. Access points onto farm land will be signposted as closed.

These include:

  • Takapu Road
  • Cannons Head
  • Boulder Hill
  • Belmont Trig/Cannons Head Track
  • Upper Cannons Creek

Download the map of the farm closure area


The breathtaking views and bush-clad valleys of Belmont Regional Park make it a favourite open space for picnics, walking, running, mountain biking and horse riding.

Located in the hill  between Porirua and the Hutt Valley, the park features the historic Korokoro Dam, Pareaho Pa, World War II ammunition stores and the original main coach road from Wellington. Climb to the trig, enjoy sweeping views over Porirua Harbour, the Lower Hutt and the remnants of ancient boulder block fields.

At Dry Creek, campers can enjoy basic facilities with toilets and drinking water. Dogs are welcome but not in the farmed areas of  park. 

Get in touch

Phone: 0800 496 734
Fax: not available