Great Outdoor Summer Events

Great Outdoor Summer Events

Thanks for a great summer!























We hope you enjoyed your summer experience with us! 

Thanks to everyone that joined us for our 2015 Great Outdoors Summer Events programme. We hope to see you next year! 

To see more information about any of our upcoming events:

Great Outdoors Summer Events 2016

As soon as our summer programme for 2016 is available we will place it online. If you would like to be notified when this happens please sign up for our online newsletter so you can stay up to date with the happenings of your regional parks. For more information or if you have any questions please contact


Here were SOME of our 2015 Events

Sat – Sun 3-4 January 
Tramways Kids Weekend
Queen Elizabeth Park, 11am – 4.30pm


Thursday 8th January
Sport Wellington Buggy walk and Kev the Wandering Kiwi
Wainuiomata Recreation Area, 10.30am-12noon


Saturday 10 January
Nature Discovery Treasure Hunt
Kaitoke Regional Park, 11am-12.30pm
Fun for the whole family.  Use clues hidden in the forest to find the treasure.  Bring a picnic lunch for afterwards. 

Sun 11 Jan - Sun 8 March
Paws in the Park Summer Series
Bring your dog and explore the beautiful dog friendly tracks in the Wellington region, 10am start. Find out more on our Paws in the Park page. 



Saturday 11 January
Old Forest Walk
Wainuiomata Water Collection Area, 
9.30am-2pm, Max 30 people
Bookings are essential. Please email or call 04 526 4133
Hear the spectacular birdsong of the Wainuiomata/Orongorongo Water Collection Area.  Walk among some of the region’s biggest and oldest native trees.

Thursday 15th January
Kev the Wheeling Kiwi 
Hutt River Trail, 10.30am-12noon
Meet Kev for a stroll down the Hutt River Trail.



Thursday 22th January
Kev the Kiwi's Scavenger Hunt
Belmont Regional Park, 10.30am-12noon
Join Kev the Kiwi on a scavenger hunt to the Korokoro Dam. 


Sunday 25 January
Whitireia Wander – leaping lizards
Whitireia Park, Thornley St entrance, 1.30pm-4pm
Join a guided walk with the Park Ranger and the Whitireia Park Restoration Group to find out why Whitireia park is home to so many lizards.   

Thursday 29 January 
Kev the Kiwi does camp games
Kaitoke Regional Park, 10.30am-12noon
Take your buggy to Rivendell before looping back along the Pakuratahi River walk. Join Kev for some old school camp games. 

Saturday 7 March 
Rivendell Archway revival
Kaitoke Regional Park, 10am -11.30am
Join GWRC and Ted from Adventure Safari as a new Rivendell archway replica from the Lord of the Rings trilogy is officially opened in the park. 


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