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  • Date 9:00AM Sunday 11th December 2022
  • Tags Summer Events
  • Location Wainuiomata Regional Park, 10 Whitcher Grove, Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt
  • Duration Four hours
  • Cost Free - bookings required

Bookings required. As this event is extremely limited, we ask that if you have attended this event before to reconsider registering to give others a chance to visit this area of the park. A limit of two registrations per person applies.

Two people stand under a towering tree in Wainuiomata Regional ParkTickets available from 9am 21 November, register via Eventfinda.

Experience the beautiful native forest while our ranger shares stories about the water collection area. Learn how this freshwater ends up in Wellington’s taps. This forest is one of the best examples of lowland broadleaf forest in the lower North Island.

Walk along the Orongorongo Pipeline Tunnel to see the historic Morton Dam. This is one of the largest concrete dams in New Zealand. It has a special engineering heritage, being the first and largest of two reinforced concrete buttress dams in New Zealand.

This walk is restricted to 30 people, so get in quick! You’ll be led by our knowledgeable park ranger. You’ll need a moderate fitness level and you’re likely to get your feet wet, so please bring suitable footwear and clothing. Remember to bring your own lunch, snacks and a water bottle. Please note that this walk is NOT suitable for children under 14 years of age.

Keep updated with important event info (including postponements and cancellations), click ‘interested’ via our Facebook event page.

Please note that indicating that you’re ‘interested’ on Facebook will not secure you a place at this event.

How to get there

If the event is sold out and you would like to go on our waitlist, please send an email to the Events Team at events@gw.govt.nz

Updated November 17, 2022 at 3:01 PM