Haere mai, welcome to Belmont Regional Park

Location Located in the hill country between Porirua and Lower Hutt

The breathtaking views and bush-clad valleys of Belmont Regional Park make it a favourite open space for picnics, walking, running, mountain biking and horse riding.

Opening hours

The parks are always open to the public.
The Dry Creek automatic security gate is open 5am-9pm from 1 Oct to 31 Mar, and 6am-6pm from 1 April to 30 Sept.
Other parts of the park may be closed for farm management purposes, particularly during lambing.




Located in the hill between Porirua and the Hutt Valley, the park features the historic Korokoro Dam, Pareraho Pā, World War II ammunition stores and the original main coach road from Wellington. Climb to the trig at 456 metres above sea level to enjoy sweeping views over Porirua Harbour, the Lower Hutt and the remnants of ancient boulder block fields. 

"Our visitors love the wide open spaces and sweeping panoramas. It’s like visiting the country just five minutes from the city." Bruce Forster, Belmont Ranger

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Know before you go

  • There's a camping ground at Dry Creek with toilets and drinking water.
  • Dogs are welcome in the park if on a lead. Please pick up droppings. You will find dog bins at Cornish and Oakleigh Street entrance. Some parts of the park do not allow dogs such as the farmland, so please adhere to specific dog signage.

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Getting there

By public transport

Take the 145 bus from Melling Station to Hill Road (Mon-Sat). Head to Metlink to plan your journey:

Button with the Metlink logo

By bike

Plan your route from the Hutt River Trail or Hutt Valley train line with the Hutt Valley cycle map.

By car

Belmont is our largest park and has the most entrances so you can access it from wherever is closest to you.

  • From Lower Hutt - Park up at Oakleigh Street and walk to experience the beautiful Korokoro Dam

  • From Upper Hutt - Dry Creek has a great camping spot

  • From Porirua - The Cannons Creek entrance provides you walking access to fantastic viewing points over the Transmission Gully motorway construction

Updated July 3, 2024 at 4:22 PM

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