Great Outdoor Summer Events

Great Outdoor Summer Events

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On Wednesday 3rd December you can get your hands on the 2015 Summer Programme!

Explore the regional parks on your doorstep with our Great Outdoors Summer Events programme. We offer more than 50 events set in some of the region’s most spectacular landscapes. Nearly all events are within one hour’s drive of Wellington city, hosted by local experts and many are free. Events take place in all of our regional parks and forests between January 3 and March 29, 2015.

Some events with maximum numbers need to be booked in advance. You can do this from December 3 by contacting the bookings officer at or 04 830 4041.

Jump on our Facebook  to learn more about what we do and get updates and new information about our Summer Events. 

If you would like to join our mailing list to be notified when bookings become available please email with your name and contact information.

Check out some of our great events that we will be offering in 2015 below.


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. 


Sunday 15 February

Bike the Trail

Hutt River Trail, Harcourt Park or Stokes Valley, 10am start


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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