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  • Date 10:00AM Saturday 5th March 2022
  • Tags Summer Events Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai | Lower Hutt
  • Location East Harbour Regional Park - Baring Head Carpark, Coast Road, Wainuiomata
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Cost Free event

Update 3/2/22 - this event has been postponed until 2023

We have made the decision to postpone our Ōrua-pouanui/Baring Head Open Day event until next year due to move to the Red Traffic Light. Keep an eye out next year for our Summer Events 2023.

Stay safe and look out for each other.


Wind your way uphill to one of Wellington’s most iconic landmarks – the Ōrua-pouanui/Baring Head lighthouse at East Harbour Regional Park.

Take in sweeping views from high above the rocky coastline, swamplands, and native beech forests brimming with indigenous plants and birdlife. Don't forget to pack your camera so you can capture the views from the region's most coveted vantage point.

You’ll hear the stories behind this historic site from Friends of Baring Head, who are working hard to preserve and restore this landmark. Maritime NZ will give you a sneak peek at the renovations inside the lighthouse, and you’ll also get a chance to see NIWA’s climate station!

To get to the lighthouse you are welcome to walk, mountain bike, or jump in to one of the 4WD shuttles. All fitness levels can join in the fun!

Please note that this event is not suitable for young children that require a car seat or booster. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Vaccine passes are required for anyone above the age of 12 years, 3 months to attend this event. Please have your My Vaccine Pass ready on arrival.

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Updated February 3, 2022 at 9:20 AM