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  • Date 10:00AM Saturday 11th February 2023
  • Tags Summer Events Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai | Lower Hutt
  • Location East Harbour Regional Park, Burdans Gate, 507 Muritai Road, Eastbourne
  • Duration Four hours
  • Cost Free - bookings required for the bus

Discover the hidden gem of the Parangarahu Lakes area, nestled against the rugged South Coast.

Come experience stunning views of Wellington Harbour and the Cook Straight. Learn why the area is significant to iwi and learn about the unique history of Pencarrow Lighthouse from Heritage New Zealand.

There’s two walks to choose from depending on your level of fitness; one up to look inside the lighthouse or a flatter lakeside stroll by the Kohangapiripiri Lake. Make sure you bring your lunch, snacks and water, suitable walking shoes, sun protection, layers and a light raincoat. Please note, this is an exposed site and there is no shelter. 

There are limited spaces on two buses that will transport you to and from the lake entrance - 14 km return. You can also come by bike and join us at the lake or lighthouse. Either bring your own bike or hire one for the day from Wildfinder near the entrance (electric bike option available). 

Bookings for transport on the bus are essential, as private vehicles aren’t allowed in this part of the park. Tickets on sale from 20 January.

To keep updated with important information about our events, including postponements and cancellations, please click ‘interested’ via our Facebook event page. Indicating that you’re ‘interested’ on Facebook will not secure you a place at this event. 

How to get there

A small group walk up a trail in East Harbour Regional Park

Updated January 10, 2023 at 11:10 AM