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 Getting there tab in left hand menu.
8am until dusk
Come along and check out the opening of a wonderful new recreation area in Wainuiomata.
Finished in 1884 and part of Wellington’s water supply infrastructure until the 1950s, the historic Lower Dam will be opened for everyone to enjoy.
Join the Wellington Regional Council and our iwi partners as we celebrate a new milestone for this beautiful area.
Note: The new area that is now open is dog-free due to its close proximity to the Mainland Island and the large number of native wildlife.
Please note that the Nikau Track is now re opened for dog walking. The 1080 bait and carcases are no longer toxic and no longer pose any risk to the public..
As of Friday 8th March 2013 a Total Fire Ban will be in place across the Wellington Region. However, portable gas BBQ's may be used. For further information please contact your local City Council.
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
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