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Wellington: Great Outdoors 2013 about to launch

29 November 2012

Great Outdoors 2013 about to launch

The Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Great Outdoors Summer Events 2013 launches next week when www.gw.govt.nz/summerevents goes live, with more than 50 free or cheap events in the region’s spectacular parks and forests network.

“Something for everyone – that’s the Great Outdoors 2013’s aim – and this year it’s packed full with walking, tramping, cycling, fishing, 4WDing, gliding and even model airplane flying. So whether you’re young, old, fit, or not-so-fit, check out the programme – you’ll be amazed at the impressive array of activities on offer,” says Cr Nigel Wilson, Chair of the Regional Council’s Social and Cultural Wellbeing Committee.

The programme’s centrepiece is the opening of Wainuiomata’s historic “Lower Dam” to the public. Located in the Wainuiomata Recreation Area, this tranquil site has been closed to the public for more than 60 years but on 16 March we will celebrate its opening with a free event for all to enjoy.

Baring Head/Ōrura-pouanui and Whitireia Park – both recent additions to the regional council’s park network – are also showcased. The Great Outdoors 2013 includes a repeat on 16 February of last year’s first-ever Hikoi Ki Whitireia – Whitireia History Walk, when Ngāti Toa Rangatira and the Regional Council shared the area’s rich history with over 80 people.

All the old favourites are included. On 3 January the Great Outdoors 2013 will kick off with a Kev the Wandering Kiwi buggy walk along the Hutt River, part of the popular Kev the Wandering Kiwi series of walks taking place throughout the month. Evergreens such as the Rimutaka Rail Trail events are also back.

Visit www.gw.govt.nz/summerevents when bookings open on 3 December for the full events programme and booking information. A brochure of events will be available from libraries soon after 3 December.

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