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.
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8am until dusk
Dogs are welcome but not permitted in the Lower Dam area, please read the signs.
Come along and check out the wonderful new recreation area in Wainuiomata.
Finished in 1884 and part of Wellington’s water supply infrastructure until the 1950s, the historic Lower Dam is opened for everyone to enjoy.
Note: To protect our native wildlife no dogs are allowed into this new area.
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
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