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