This is the area covered by the Wellington Regional Council which is known as the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC).
Most parks require you to get a key, pay a bond and apply for a permit (manually, not online). Unfortunately, Wellington does not have a network pass, like Auckland, that gives access to all the Regional Parks yet.
Park Permit\Key Summary
- Akatarawa Forest - Key ($100 Bond), and Permit from Upper Hutt Office
- Pakuratahi & Kaitoke - Keys, Permit ($100 Bond) from Upper Hutt office
- Queen Elizabeth Park (+Whareroa Farm) - Day Key from Ranger Office OR pay $30 Bond and get Key from Kapiti District Council
- Baring Head (East Harbour) - riding by permit *** Obtaining details, as there are none on the website or brochure
Greater Wellington Contacts
All offices are closed on public holidays.
Freephone 0800 4WN REG (0800 496 734)
or (04) 384 5708
Ranger Office for Key to Otaki Stopbank trail
Greater Wellington Regional Council Ranger office, Riverbank Rd Phone 06 364 7130
Upper Hutt office
1056 Fergusson Drive
PO Box 40847
Upper Hutt 5018
Phone 04 526 4133
Open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm.
34 Chapel Street
PO Box 41
Phone 06 378 2484