Wainuiomata walking tours
Join us for a rare chance to explore the lush native forests and crystal clear rivers of the Wainuiomata/Orongorongo water catchment, a beautiful area not usually open to the public.
In this guided walk you'll find out how we harvest the fresh river water and transport it to our communties. Our guides will entertain and inform you about the role the area plays in providing water for Wellington.
During this 4 hour walk (approximately) over moderate terrain you will visit:
Bookings are essential, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 04 526 4133. Here are the dates for the Wainuiomata Water Collection Area free guided walks:
Sunday 14 December 2014
Sunday 15 February 2015
Sunday 26 April 2015
The guided walk starts at 9.00am until approximately 1.00pm over moderate terrain. Participants must be moderately fit to participate and be prepared for the bush environment.
Immerse yourself in our pristine lowland native forest, one of the most significant lowland podocarp forests in the lower North Island and an area rich in bird and plant species.
"The Rangers talked with great passion about their work and went out of their way to share their expertise and welcome us to the area", said a Carterton visitor. "The area is a very special place".
During this walk you will discover:
Bookings are essential, email email@example.com or phone 04 526 4133. Here are the dates for the Old Forest free guided walks:
Sunday 16 November 2014
Sunday 11 January 2015
Sunday 15 March 2015
Sunday 17 May 2015
The guided walk starts at 9.30am until approximately 1.30pm over moderate terrain. Participants must be moderately fit to participate and be prepared for the bush environment.
All groups are guided by Greater Wellington Regional Council Park Rangers and approved Interpreters, and must adhere to a number of special conditions as stated by the Council approved Access Plan 2000. Walking tours are limited to 50 people per tour.
GWRC greatly appreciates the assistance of Volunteer Interpreters on these guided walking tours, in passing on their knowledge and appreciation of the environment to other members of the community. We invite suitably skilled people to apply to join our Volunteer Interpreter Programme and help protect one of the region's finest natural assets.