Haere mai, welcome to Belmont Regional Park

Location Located in the hill country between Porirua and the Hutt Valley

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

Parks are always open to foot traffic.
Vehicle gates are open 6am-6pm in winter, and 6am-10pm during daylight savings

Opening hours

Parks are always open to foot traffic.
Vehicle gates are open 6am-6pm in winter, and 6am-10pm during daylight savings

A winding wooden staircase up a slight rise in Belmont Regional Park
A wide vista across Belmont Park
A couple walking along Belmont Trig track at sunset
A bridge across a small river in Belmont Regional Park
A small waterfall in Belmont Regional Park

Activities

Description

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

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.

Download the park brochure

Getting there

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 May 24, 2022 at 1:37 PM

Get in touch

Phone:
0800496734
Email:
belmont.ranger@gw.govt.nz