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Fensham Bush Reserve Carterton
#31 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
So refreshing getting back to nature
Back to nature
Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Wellington
#32 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Makara peak mountain bike park is the jewel in the crown of bike parks within a few kilometres of the capital city, Wellington.
The Park is a great asset close to town and such a diverse range of tracks in a compact design.
Korokoro Dam Petone
#33 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
If you have visitors from overseas, this is a must do to show your visitors how easy it is to access a bit of nature in New Zealand.
Following the Korokoro Stream to the dam is a great way to relax and enjoy nature!
Orongorongo Track Wainuiomata
#34 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Great place to go to get amongst nature and lots of native wildlife.
This track is the main entrance to many other tracks from the river to other parts of the park.
Maclean Park Playground Paraparaumu
#35 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
There is a beautiful beach if you'd like a stroll, the children's playground is excellent for our Son 3, I like to paint rocks to take and hide around the park, there are seated areas with great views for eating,...
lots of playing nice new park the mokos just loved it an theres the beach on the other side 2 go 4 awalk or paddle we love going there when we can....
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park Porirua
#36 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
This is a great park to visit.
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Hemi Matenga Memorial Park Scenic Reserve Waikanae
#37 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Whitireia Park Porirua
#38 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
The top of the park is a grassy headland giving spectacular views of Mana Island and Porirua Harbour.
Marine Gardens Paraparaumu
#39 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Fantastic little park with water fun, picnic areas and also easily accessible near shops and beach... Loads of fun, especially for the younger members of the family (but older ones had fun too!).
Bring togs and towel for kids, but the water part of the park closes over winter, spose there would be too many blue lipped kids and red faced dads (they'll be fine honey.....) We got fish and chips from across th...
Colonial Knob Walk Porirua
#40 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Aotea Lagoon Wellington
#41 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Well kept and very attractive gardens, lots of room to walk, bike, scooter and walk dogs (on leash), people using the exercise stations around the lagoon, Splash Park (enjoyable to watch the water playing even whe...
The park around the lagoon has a lot of walking and cycling tracks which would be a great activity at evenings.
Rimutaka Forest Park Wainuiomata
#42 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
This is one of the main access points to the Rimatuka Forest Park open 8am to Dusk everyday (gates locked at dusk) Rimutaka Forest Park is a beautiful park.
Great place for nature lovers
Titahi Bay Wellington
#43 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Rimutaka Rail Trail Wellington
#44 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
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Otaki River Walks Otaki
#45 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Park to the left just after the bridge when going North.
Avalon Park Lower Hutt
#46 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
The old favourites like the mini train, skate park and cycle training course are still there plus some amazing new additions such as a water play area and an artificial stream.
this park has had a major upgrade and a new look has been given to the park with new playground for the kids bbq added and also train rides done by the local lions club.Much better than it used to be.
Otaihanga Domain Paraparaumu
#47 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
In summer, this is a beautiful, nature place by a river to be.
Owhiro Bay Wellington
#48 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
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Southern Walkway Wellington
#49 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Victoria Overlook with an exit down the Southern Walkway slightly back toward Oriental Parade until you see a signed lower side trail to the city center at Charles Plimmer Park located at the top of Majoribanks St...
Maidstone Park Upper Hutt
#50 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
The park has a skate park, flying fox, park for younger and older children and astro turf for hockey, soccer, tennis, well kept grounds for those that just want to stroll, access to bush walks that cater for all l...
The rest of the park offers really great off-street parking, awesome playground for all age children, including a skatepark.
Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit Masterton
#51 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Okay, so getting there is pretty easy, and from what I can tell the carpark is relatively safe by NZ park standards but always take precautions to cover any valuables that might be visible and don't where possible...
Breaker Bay Wellington
#52 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
... On the right side of the Pass of Branda, you'll see a sign for the Eastern Walkway, a high trail that that runs along the Miramar coastline toward Tarekena Bay, descending to the shore near Wahini Memorial Park.
The nature is just so beautiful here!
Queen Elizabeth Park Paraparaumu
#53 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
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Cannon Point Walkway Upper Hutt
#54 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
There are 3 ways to go to the top, or you can make a circle going from Tulsi Park right round to Birchville, depending on your fitness level.
It took less than an hour to reach to the top and probably half that time to reach back to the car park.
Plimmerton Beach Wellington
#55 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Percy's Reserve Wellington
#56 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Orongorongo Track Wellington
#57 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Great nature walk to get into some New Zealand native bush.
The Orongorongo Track is a popular walking ttrack in the Wellington region and the most popular entrance to the Remutaka Forest Park.
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Princess Bay Wellington
#58 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
Wahine Memorial Wellington
#59 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
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Ngati Toa Domain Mana
#60 of 129 Nature & Parks in Greater Wellington
I highly recommend this venue if you are travelling north from Wellington and have just disembarked off the Cook Strait ferry, or it’s an ideal park-over if you are sailing on the ferry to the South Island.