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Parks and recreation

Parks and recreation

There are more than 50,000 hectares of parks in Wellington Region just waiting for you to explore.

Each of the region’s parks offers something special, with different activities and landscapes particular to them. 

If your idea of beauty is a remote beach, or a windswept bluff with a lighthouse, you’ll find that. How about lush native bush or wetlands teeming with wildlife? You’ll find that too. There are rivers and ranges, farmland and forests, seabeds and sand dunes, and even film sets.

The region’s diverse environment mean there are activities to suit everyone.

Find a park that suits you 

Use this interactive map of Wellington Region Trails to find places you can explore by foot, bike, horse, wheelchair, or with a pram. The map also has useful information about difficulty, route type, distance, and where dogs are welcome.