Free guided walking tours
The Wainuiomata Water Collection Area is one of the Wellington region's secret places - a piece of land not usually open to the public. Bookings are closed. New tour dates will be advertised after winter 2018.
Join our informative and entertaining guides to find out how we harvest the crystal clear river water and transport it to our Wellington communities. During the four hour walk (approximately) we cover the Orongorongo pipeline tunnel, historic Morton Dam and stroll through lush native forest.
Immerse yourself in one of the most significant lowland podocarp forests in the lower North Island. Visit Rata and rimu up to 1,000 years old and Mainland Island – a special place set aside for native flora and fauna
Weather conditions can change quickly in the Wainuiomata Water Collection Area. Please bring:
Follow the main road through Wainuiomata and turn left at the roundabout into Moores Valley Road. Take the first turn right into Whitcher Grove and follow this to the Recreation Area carpark.
Volunteers are important to our work within the Wainuiomata Water Collection Area. They have vast knowledge and understanding of the area and environment to share with the community. We invite skilled guides to apply for the Volunteer Interpreter Programme. Join the team and help protect one of the Wellington region’s finest natural assets.