Great Outdoor Summer Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 830 4041.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.