Belmont Regional Park

Breathtaking views and bush-clad valleys make it a favourite open space for walking, running, mountain biking and horse riding

belmont regional park korokoro dam waterfall and bush

Where

Lower Hutt

Location

Belmont Regional Park
Takapu Valley

Located in the hill country between Porirua and the Hutt Valley, Belmont Regional Park is packed with things to see and do like the historic Korokoro Dam, World War II ammunition stores and the original main coach road from Wellington.

Boulder Hill has sweeping views over Porirua Harbour, the lower Hutt Valley and the remnants of ancient boulder block fields. With tracks galore for both mountain bikers and walkers there's something here for everyone.

belmont regional park view from park overlooking lower hutt
Belmont Regional Park sheep grazing
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belmont regional park wooden bridge parent and child walking

The Dry Creek Waterfall is beautiful, but be ready for wet feet on this 1 hour return walk. Expect wet feet as you'll cross the stream a few times!

The 1 hour Korokoro Dam loop will take you up to a beautiful man-made waterfall. If you walk the trail clockwise from the Oakleigh Street carpark, you'll start with a gentle descent and hear the waterfall in about 30 minutes.

If you walk 5 minutes along the Belmont Trig Track you will find the Broadwalk Falls, small but worth a visit. Continue on the Belmont Trig track for all round views from the Tararua to the Kaikōua ranges. 

On your way to (or from) the Korokoro Dam following the Belmont Trig walk, you'll see Baked Beans Bend waterfall. This is a challenging and technical trail for mountain biking or walking with a great view at the top.

If you're looking for a highly rewarding challenge, check out the Puke Ariki / Haywards Korokoro Traverse which see you walking the length of Belmont Regional Park. Be ready for a variety of track types and terrain! 

 

Volunteer trail-diggers BAMBA create and maintain mountain bike trails for all ages and skill levels - give it a go and try this intermediate level loop: 4 Degrees > Electric Avenue > Connect Four > 4 Degrees!

BAMBA (Belmont Area Mountain Bike Association)

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Korokoro waterfall Belmont Regional Park CREDIT bethmackie12

Getting to the park is easy, either by car or bus. Bus timetables are available from the Metlink website.

There are multiple entry points to Belmont Regional Park, and most of these have car parking available:

  • Cornish Street, Korokoro
  • Oakleigh Street, Maungaraki
  • Stratton Street, Normandale
  • Hill Road, Belmont
  • Kaitangata Crescent, Kelson
  • Dry Creek via Hebden Crescent, near the State Highway 2 and State Highway 58 (Haywards Hill) intersection.

BEER MATCH

"Off camber" days lead to the bike trail and craft brew: a match made in Petone

belmont regional park off camber daze downhill rider at top

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