Wainuiomata Recreation Area

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Wainuiomata Recreation Area

10 Whitcher Grove, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt 5373

Private vehicle
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.

Opening hours

8am until dusk

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.

About Wainuiomata Recreation Area

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.

Read about how you can protect kiwis in the Wainuiomata Recreation Area.

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.

 

Park history

The Wainuiomata Recreation Area lies at the foot of one of the largest and most pristine lowland forests in the lower North Island.

Maori used the hills and valleys to travel between the Wairarapa and Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington Harbour). Later some of the lower valley (including what is now the Recreation Area) was logged for timber and is now regenerating. Higher up the lush native forests and clear water of the Wainuiomata and Orongorongo Rivers are a source of drinking water. In the 1880s an earth dam and pipeline first harnessed this resource for the people of Wellington.

 

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Get in touch

Ranger:
Dion Ngatoro

Phone: 04 564 8702 or 021 249 6473
Fax: 04 564 8943
wainui.ranger@gw.govt.nz

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