Get outdoors with our summer events - January to March 2019.
Don’t have a backyard? Come visit ours! We’ve got more than 50,000 hectares of backyard just waiting for you to explore.
Discover our regional parks and forests this summer, so come along and join us at one of our events. Many of our events are being hosted by our park rangers and local experts.
Go to our events calendar or pick up a brochure from your local i-site, library or swimming pool.
Most of our events are free, many you can just turn up. Some events require you to book (B) due to limited spaces, others require you to pay a small charge to cover costs ($).
Contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 496 734.
QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK - SUNDAY 10 MARCH 2019 10.00AM-3.00PM
Try something new at our open day. Grab a ‘Parks-port’, collect activity stamps as you go and be in to win some great prizes from Dwights Outdoors. A free bus will loop hourly between Paekakariki Station, Mackays Crossing and Wellington Road entrances between 10am-3pm. Find out more
|horse-riding||WWII US Marine camp|
|scavenger hunt||surf life-saving display|
|Māori pa||tree planting|
|tram rides||mountain biking|
BATTLE HILL FARM FOREST PARK - SUNDAY 20 JAN 2019, 10AM-2PM
A laid-back family farm day, where kids can jump on hay bales or sit on a tractor. Learn all about sustainable farming techniques and experience a working farm in action. Don’t forget to bring a picnic and sunscreen. Find out more
|eel feeding||pat farm animals|
|meeting Riding for the Disabled horses||sheep shearing|
|dog trials||coffee cart (no eftpos)|
Kev the Kiwi events
Kev the Kiwi is a fun and exciting way to get active in our local parks! In partnership with Upper Hutt City Council and Hutt City Council. Join Kev the Kiwi on a baby-buggy friendly short walk and games session with the kids. Weather permitting - 10.30am-12pm.
|10 Jan||Kev the Kiwi goes for a buggy walk||Wainuiomata Recreation Area|
|17 Jan||Kev the Kiwi goes to Rivendell||Kaitoke Regional Park|
|24 Jan||Kev the Kiwi goes to the seaside||McEvan Park, Petone|
Bring your dog and explore the dog-friendly tracks that the Wellington Region has to offer. Bring walking shoes, a picnic lunch, leash and doggy poop bags. All HUHA Paws in the Park walks take place on Sundays between 10am-12pm.
HUHA – Helping You Help Animals is a charity, we invite you to bring along a donation to support their amazing work, especially with dogs.
|13 Jan||HUHA Paws in the Park||Otaihanga Domain, Kāpiti|
|27 Jan||HUHA Paws in the Park||Kaitoke Regional Park, Upper Hutt|
|10 Feb||HUHA Paws in the Park||Sladden Park, Hutt River Trail|
|24 Feb||HUHA Paws in the Park||Tawatawa Reserve, Wellington City|
Dog walking is encouraged in our parks and forests in specified areas. Please abide by the particular rules for each park.
To get to our summer event locations you will most likely need to go by car, some events have shuttles from public transport. Please note at most of our parks, parking is limited, plan to get there early or carpool.
Cancellations will be made on our Facebook page on the day of the event