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East Harbour Regional Park

147 Muritai Road | Eastbourne, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
+64 4-830 4444
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Baring Head

This part of the park is called Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui. To get to it you drive through... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2015
Julia W
Very beautiful scenic view

The view from this harbor to the bay was very beautiful and scenic or even magical ! Especially... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2014
Octovianus G
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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East Harbour Regional Park is a contrast of native forest and rocky coastline, providing a magnificent backdrop to Wellington Harbour. Greater Wellington manages the park which includes land owned by Hutt City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Taranaki Whanui and the Crown. There are two distinct areas. To the north, the hills between Eastbourne and Wainuiomata are clothed in some of the best beech/rata forest in the Wellington area. In contrast, the damp valley floors contain lush semi-swamp forest including kahikatea, pukatea and nikau palms. To the south, the Parangarahu Lakes Area provides sweeping views and diverse geological features. It cradles the nationally significant freshwater wetlands of Kohangatera and Kohangapiripiri and is home to a wealth of native plants and wildlife.
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20 May 2015
“Baring Head”
14 May 2014
“Very beautiful scenic view”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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147 Muritai Road | Eastbourne, Wellington 5013, New Zealand
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+64 4-830 4444
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

This part of the park is called Baring Head/Ōrua-pouanui. To get to it you drive through Wainuiomata to the coast, it takes approximately 20 minutes from Wainuiomata to get to the carpark which is well sign posted. There's a toilet in the car park. You...More

Thank Julia W
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The view from this harbor to the bay was very beautiful and scenic or even magical ! Especially when the weather was so graceful to us like we had when we were here last November. The site provides everything we need; the scenic view, the...More

Thank Octovianus G
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Located some 10 minutes drive from Wainuiomata along the sealed coast road,and a kilometer before the beach you turn off to the right and enter the carpark that caters for the Baring Head reserve.this reserve was opened in 2011 and was previously private farm land.the...More

1  Thank thriftyman
Reviewed 6 February 2013

It is a steep climb from Eastbourne, over the ridge to the very nice path of Butterfly Creek, but well worth it. Nice views on the bay. the track was being improved when we visited, some parts were worn down. The path across the river...More

Thank Jan_Lelie
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Walk here every fine day as it is on my doorstep and the views of the harbour are wonderful. There are so many tracks to choose from around the Eastbourne bays, all offering something different. Beautiful native bush, great harbour views and the birdsong is...More

Thank Pamela_NZ
Reviewed 12 September 2012

This is such a lovely walking park. We walked to the lighthouse entering the park along the road down from the Rimutaki Forest Park entrance. There is a fantastic loop walk. The views over the cook strait are just amazing. The lighthouse makes a great...More

Thank Resa57
Reviewed 22 September 2011

The park extends from the ridges above Eastbourne all the way to the south coast lakes. Features include very old trees, (200+ years), natural forest, glow-worms above Days Bay, Lakes at the south end with a pa site beside one of the lakes. The ridge...More

1  Thank John B
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