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.
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Daily from 8am until dusk - During daylight saving months, the campground stays open.
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.
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 country 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 valley 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 the park. The Old Morton Dam has toilets and the lower dam has an open grassy area, ideal for picnics, accessible by wheelchair and baby buggies.
The Korokoro Dam Lookout in Belmont Regional Park is closed from the 11th of February for around four weeks while work begins to bring the lookout up to current standards. This will include fixing the timber and guard rail of the lookout. You will still be able to access the loop track, but will not be able to use the lookout at the dam. This work will ensure that visitors can continue to safely access this lookout in the future.
Unfortunately, the Normandale Road entrance (also known as the Old Coach Road entrance) to Belmont Regional Park is closed due to a tree having fallen. It is expected the entrance will remain closed for several days while work is done to clear the fallen tree. The next closest entrances are Stratton Street or Hill Road.
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