East Harbour Regional Park
Follow Marine Drive along the coast and then Muritai Road. At Muritai turn left onto Kowhai street and the entrance to East Harbour Regional Park is at the end of the street.
For more information about other entrances check the Getting there tab in left hand menu.
Dogs are welcome in the Northern Forest. Keep your dog under control at all times, and on a leash south of Burdans Gate.
Dogs are not permitted beyond the lighthouse or at Baring Head at any time. Dogs are not permitted along Pencarrow Coast Road during lambing season (1 August - 30 October)
Fireworks are prohibited in all Regional Parks and Forests
Greater Wellington Regional Council has completed the deer culling in East Harbour Regional Park Northern Forest.
Road repairs taking place at Baring Head from Fitzroy Bay to Wainuiomata Coast Road Bridge carpark from Monday 8 June until Thursday 25 June. Expect delays. Proceed with caution, make eye contact with machine operator and wait until it is safe to pass.
As part of the continuing re-metaling of our tracks in East Harbour Regional Park, Northern Forest, Greater Wellington is preparing for a helicopter operation to upgrade the track surface. This will take place, weather depending, on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 June.
The Muritai Park entrance/exit in Northern Forest will be closed to the public on Monday 15 June for a tree felling operation, weather permitting.
The public will not be able to enter or exit the Muritai or Kāeaea tracks while this operation is happening.
If there's poor weather, the back up date for the tree felling operation is Tuesday 16 June.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
Recreational duck hunting will be taking place in East Harbour Regional Park at the following locations:
These areas remain open to the public.
We are currently at Alert Level 1. In order to recover from the effects of COVID-19 in our community, it is important to:
The lighthouse complex area is open to the public. Building work is still underway so please take care.
East Harbour Regional Park is a contrast of native forest and rocky coastline, providing a magnificent backdrop to Wellington Harbour.
To the north, the hills are clothed in some of the best beech and rata forest in the Wellington area. In contrast, the damp valley floors contains lush semi-swamp forest including kahikatea, pukatea and nikau palms. To the south, the Parangarahu Lakes Area and Baring Head, provide sweeping views and features the Kohangatera and Kohangapiripiri freshwater wetlands, home to a wealth of native plants and wildlife.
Visit the historic lighthouse or explore our new Kāeaea Track offering an insight into the past, with photos showing Eastbourne settlement and a Māori fishing village in Pencarrow.
Parangarahu Lakes Area Co-Management Plan
The Roopu Tiaki have prepared a Co-Management Plan for the Parangarahu Lakes Area. The Co-Management Plan outlines the approach to be taken by PNBST and GWRC to fulfil their kaitiaki and legal responsibilities. The Co-Management Plan is a guiding document which sets the vision, guiding principles, historical context, management objectives and priority actions for management of the Parangarahu Lakes Area.
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