This large hill country park provides a wide range of outstanding hiking, mountain biking and camping opportunities.
The breathtaking views and forest-clad valleys of Belmont Regional Park make it a favourite open space for walking, running, mountain biking and horse riding. Covering a large area of hill country between the Hutt Valley and Porirua, the park features the historic Korokoro Dam, World War II ammunition stores and the original main coach road from Wellington. Eleven walking and hiking tracks meander past waterfalls and stream valleys, or follow ridge lines to tussock grass plains with sweeping views. Track walking times range from an easy 15 minutes to a strenuous eight hours. With its wide open spaces and challenging forest trails, Belmont Regional Park is also a magnet for mountain bikers of all ages and experience levels. The five mountain biking trails can take anywhere from one to four hours to complete.
You can camp at Dry Creek, Korokoro Forks and Baked Beans Bend. Bookings and campsite advice are available by contacting the park ranger. There are six park entrances on the Lower Hutt side of the hills and two on the other side, near Porirua. Train and bus services from Wellington city can get you within walking distance of all park entrances.