282 Stratton Street, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt

Open Daily 8am to Dusk

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Ranger: Jeremy Paterson Phone: 0800 496 734

Access and Parking

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.

The main access points for horse riding are Stratton Street and Dry Creek entrances, both of which have toilets and parking for horse floats. Horse riders can also enter from Horokiwi Road.

Trails, and Terrain

There are several tracks available in Belmont Regional Park for horse riding. Remember that these tracks are multi use – watch out for walkers and mountain bike riders.

Stratton Street to Belmont Trig

Park at the end of Stratton Street and take a gentle walk by the pond and over several footbridges upstream and back around to the car park. Purpose built platforms and picnic tables along the route.

  • 4 km return
  • Easy/medium grade
  • 2 hours return

Stream Ride and Middle Ridge

  • 4km return
  • Medium grade
  • 2 hours

Pine Forest Loop

  • 2 km return
  • Medium/hard grade
  • 1 hour

Old Coach Road Loop

The original route between Normandale and Pauatahanui, the Old Coach Road starts at the top of Normandale Road and crosses Belmont Regional Park via a road sized track. It finishes at Belmont Road, off SH58

  • Various distances
  • Medium/hard grade
  • 1 hour

Boulder Hill Ride

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. Return the same way.

  • 10km return
  • Medium grade
  • 1 hour

Horokiwi Bridleway

  • 2 km one way
  • Hard grade
  • 1 hours one way

Kilmister Track

  • 3hours
  • closed Aug-Nov for lambing

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

Belmont Park copyright B Reille