Wainuiomata walking tours


Wainuiomata walking tours

Applications are currently opened for free guided Wainuiomata Water Walks into some of the best pre-European lowland forest in the lower North Island. The Wainuiomata Water Collection Area or catchment is located to the east of Wainuiomata and features pristine forest managed to provide high quality water for the Wellington region.

Access to the catchment is limited to monthly guided walking tours running from November 2013 until June 2014. 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.

The tours start at 9.00am on the designated days and run for around five hours over easy terrain. Participants must be moderately fit to participate and be prepared for the bush environment.  Further details are available in our information leaflet.

Walking Tour Dates for 2014

Sunday 16 March 2014

Sunday 27 April 2014

Sunday 18 May 2014

Sunday 15 June 2014

To book on one of the above walking tours please contact Karen Broughan on, phone (04) 830 4406 or email karen.broughan@gw.govt.nz or apply online. If you wish to book please indicate which date you would prefer, names of all walkers, home addresses and a contact phone number.