Wainuiomata Recreation Area
10 Whitcher Grove, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5373
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.
For more information about other entrances check the How to get there tab in left hand menu.
6am-6pm Winter (during daylight savings) 6am-8pm Summer
Dogs must be on a lead at all times and remove droppings. There are kiwi in this area. No dogs allowed on the Lower Dam walk beyond the Gums Loop junction. Dogs are allowed off leash in the adjoining Hutt City dog exercise locations at Hine Road Reserve and Richard Prouse Park.
A peaceful and sheltered valley east of Wainuiomata, the Wainuiomata Recreation Area is an inviting spot for family outings and picnics. Swim in the Wainuiomata River or take an easy walk over the swingbridge and along the valley floor.
Protect kiwis from your dog in Wainuiomata
The recent death of a young kiwi in the Wainuiomata Recreation Area has highlighted the importance of following the signs and keeping dogs on leads where required.
Collect a Habitat pin
Habitat the Game is an interactive mobile game that’s designed to teach 7 to 12 year-olds across the world ecologically, sustainable habits and conservation behaviour while encouraging them and their families to go outside and visit nature locations. You can collect the North Island Brown Kiwi pin at the Hine Road entrance to Wainuiomata Recreation Area. Find out more here.
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