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Waterfall walks

Breathe deep and smell fresh forest air as you search out the Hutt Valley’s waterfalls. From a three-minute to a three-hour walk, there’s a waterfall to suit every itinerary.

Percy Scenic Reserve Waterfall
Percy Scenic Reserve
Korokoro Dam Waterfall
Korokoro Dam

Percy Scenic Reserve

It's an easy track to the highest waterfall in the Wellington Region! Follow the path for 10 minutes past the pond and along the creek. You'll cross the creek a number of times via foot bridges and there are plenty of chances to experience a forest full of birds, trees, berries and other wildlife. Explore the Weta Cave by the pond on your way back but remember to BYO torch!

Korokoro Dam

An even-graded track follows an old steel pipeline from the Cornish Street entrance upstream through mature bush to the Korokoro Dam. This is the first gravity-fed concrete dam in New Zealand, built to supply water for the Petone Borough in 1903.

Tunnel Gulley Waterfall
Tunnel Gully
Dry Creek Waterfall
Dry Creek Valley

Tunnel Gully Waterfall

Follow Upper Tane's Track through tall rimu, matai, kahikatea and tawa forest, cross the old railway then dig deep for a climb through beech forest until you reconnect with Collins Stream, where you'll be delighted by this peaceful waterfall. Spend some time relaxing and listen to the birds sing, before returning to Tunnel Gully Recreation Area where you can take a dip in the river.

Dry Creek Valley

Follow the not so Dry Creek over grassy areas, ideal for picnics, to native bush up towards a small waterfall and back again. Expect wet feet as you cross the stream several times, enroute you may see a smaller waterfall. Great for young family groups, especially in summer. It's a rocky walk so its not suitable for buggies.

Birchville Dam
Birchville Dam
Photo credit: Follow Me Studio
Boardwalk Falls
Boardwalk Falls

Birchville Dam

One of the most impressive falls in Wellington region, this concrete dam previously supplied Upper Hutt's water. Cross a narrow swing bridge and follow a stream to the historic reservoir lake and dam. Enjoy the clear water and reflections of the trees where you'll be charmed by the cascades and the history.

Boardwalk Falls

This charming falls is 10 minutes from the carpark, up from the Boardwalk Bridge between the Belmont Trig and Middle Ridge Tracks. Park your car at the Stratton Street entrance of the Belmont Regional Park.

Baked Beans Bend

Baked Beans Bend is a great spot after a rainy day. Head up from the Cornish Street entrance before the Korokoro Dam and continue north. Prepare to get your feet a little wet with a stream crossing and look for the little tributary.