Belmont walkways Walking Mountain Biking Dog Friendly Circular Track (Loop) - Walking Access

 
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Belmont walkways Walking Mountain Biking Dog Friendly Circular Track (Loop) - Walking Access
10/30/2020                             Belmont walkways — NZ Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa

   Belmont walkways
     Walking
     Mountain Biking
     Dog Friendly
     Circular Track (Loop)

   Dif culties
   Easy , Medium , Hard

   Length
   20 km

   Journey Time
   Between 1 hour and 8 hours, depending on track

   Region
   Wellington

   Sub-Regions
   Porirua City Wellington City
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   Porirua City , Wellington City

   Part of Collections
   Walking Access Commission Walkways , Belmont Regional Park

   Track maintained by
   Greater Wellington Regional Council 

   Belmont Walkway is the name for a collection of interconnected walking tracks in the Belmont
   Regional Park, north of Wellington. The walkway takes in a variety of terrain, including rolling
   hills, native forest and gentle streams. Below are some of the most popular options. All walking
   times are for the return trip.

   Dogs are permitted in the Korokoro, Stratton Street and Dry Creek valleys. Keep them under
   control and remove droppings.

   Waterfall Track
        Moderate grade
        1 hour

   A pleasant scramble for all ages which follows Dry Creek from the park entrance through native
   bush up towards a small waterfall and back again. Expect wet feet as you cross the stream
   several times. Flat grassy areas near the start are ideal for picnics. Great for young family
   groups, especially in summer.

   Not suitable for buggies. Dogs OK - keep them under control and remove droppings.

   You can download a map of this walk from the right of this screen.

   Korokoro Dam Loop
        Moderate grade
        1 hour

   A walk that takes in the historic Korokoro Dam, regenerating and mature native bush. Start at
   the Oakleigh Street entrance to the park, at the track nearest the information kiosk.

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   Not suitable for mountain buggies. OK for backpacks. Dogs OK - keep them under control and
   remove droppings.

   Korokoro Stream Track
        Easy grade
        3 hours

   This evenly graded track follows an old steel pipeline from the Cornish Street entrance
   upstream through mature and regenerating bush to the Korokoro Dam. The dam was the rst
   gravity fed concrete dam in New Zealand, built to supply water for the Petone Borough in 1903.
   Return the same way or exit via Oakleigh Street.

   Not suitable for mountain buggies. Dogs OK - keep them under control and remove droppings.

   Boulder Hill Track
        Moderate grade
        2 hours

   A scenic climb to Boulder Hill, starting at the Kaitangata Crescent, Kelson entrance to the park.
   The track passes through regenerating scrub and native bush, giving good views of the Hutt
   Valley on the way and sweeping vistas of Porirua harbour from the peneplain elds at the top.
   Return the same way.

   Not suitable for mountain buggies. No dogs.

   Kilmister Track
        Moderate grade
        3 hours

   Starting at the Hill Road entrance, this loop track gives panoramic views of Kelson and the lower
   Hutt Valley, before following the main stream valley up to Belmont Road. Turn left to climb
   gently southwest, passing the WWII munitions magazines on the way back to Hill Road.

   Not suitable for mountain buggies. No dogs.

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   Please keep to the designated route. Walk closed August-November for lambing. You will need
   to cross several streams.

   Old Coach Road
        Moderate grade
        3 hours

   The original route between Normandale and Pauatahanui, the Old Coach Road                            starts at the
   top of Normandale Road and crosses Belmont Regional Park (including Waitangirua Farm) via a
   road-sized track. It nishes at Belmont Road, off SH58.

   Not suitable for mountain buggies as you need to cross several stiles. No dogs.

   Please keep to the designated route. Walk closed August-November for lambing.

   Belmont Trig Track
        Strenuous grade
        4 hours

   Close to the city, yet with mature native forest and all-round views from the Tararua to the
   Kaikoura ranges, this walk has it all. Pick a clear day and pack snacks, drinks, warm windproof
   clothing and your camera. The walk starts and nishes at the Oakleigh Street entrance to the
   park, descends to the Korokoro Dam then climbs via Baked Beans Bend to the Belmont Trig
   (457m). Return via farmland and forest, enjoying tawa, kahikatea and rimu.

   Not suitable for mountain buggies. Dogs allowed.

   Maara Roa Valley Loop
        Moderate grade
        1 ½ hours

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   A walk through farmland and around the Cannons Creek forest. Enter at Takapu Road and follow
   the track towards the right for views of the Cannons Creek headwaters and Cannons Head. Giving
   good views of the proposed Transmission Gully motorway route, the walk follows the farm track
   around to the left passing regenerating native forest and new plantings. Continue on to the
   bridge over Cannons Creek then a steady climb back up to Takapu Road for great views over
   Porirua Harbour.

   Not suitable for mountain buggies. No dogs.

   Cannons Head Track
        Strenuous grade
        4 hours

   Entering at Cannons Creek Lake Reserve, you climb to Takapu Road, passing the Maara Roa
   forest restoration project. Continue up a ridge to intersect with a track running between Belmont
   Trig and Cannons Head, then turn left and follow the open ridge towards Cannons Head. The
   track runs further along the ridge top before turning left back down to Cannons Creek. Worth the
   effort, this half-day hike offers great views round the Hutt valley, Wellington and Porirua
   harbours and towards the South Island. It is in wide open country, so take wind and waterproof
   clothing, strong footwear, snack food and plenty to drink.

   Not suitable for mountain buggies. No dogs.

   Puke Ariki/ Haywards Korokoro Traverse
        Strenuous grade
        7-8 hours

   Take the challenge! This rewarding full day walk traverses the length of Belmont Regional Park.
   Starting at the Dry Creek ‘Haywards’ entrance the track rises to Boulder Hill, along farmland to
   the Airstrip, Round Knob, Cannons Head and Belmont Trig. The track then descends into the
   Korokoro Valley and exits at Cornish St in Petone. Along the way is a diverse range of landforms
   and vegetation, from farmland to native forest.

   Not suitable for mountain buggies. No dogs.

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     Conditions:

     Dogs are permitted on leash in the Korokoro, Stratton St and Dry Creek Valleys. Dogs are not
     permitted on or near farmland.The park has moderately steep hills and is exposed on the
     tops to wind, rain and mist. Weather conditions can change quickly so please carry warm and
     waterproof clothing and enough food and drink for your trip.

   How to get here
   282 Stratton Street, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt. Turn off State Highway 2 onto Dowse Drive and drive
   3km. Turn onto Miromiro Road and then Stratton Street and drive 3km to the entrance of
   Belmont Regional Park.

   Track Elevation and Map

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   More information
   http://www.gw.govt.nz/belmont/

   Page last updated: Sep 8, 2020, 3:43 PM

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