Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Get off track in East Harbour Regional Park

Get off track in East Harbour Regional Park

Greater Wellington is making it easy for people to get off the beaten track this summer in East Harbour Regional Park.

The park includes the forested hills between Eastbourne and Wainuiomata. Butterfly Creek is the most well-known spot within this area.

Park ranger Gareth Cooper says, “Greater Wellington’s Regional Outdoors programme features five events in East Harbour, including a guided tramp in an off-track area. This gives people a chance to get to places they wouldn’t normally see on a casual trip.”

Some of the trips have a small charge to cover bus transport. They are all guided by Greater Wellington rangers or experienced volunteers.

Regular visitors to East Harbour will notice improvements to the tracks and structures in recent months. Map boards and directional signs have been erected, vegetation has been cut back on the main tracks, some tracks have been resurfaced and some new bridges and boardwalks have been installed.

“It’s a very accessible regional park and we hope the events in Regional Outdoors will open it up to more visitors,” Gareth says.

The events in East Harbour this summer are: Sunday, 9 January, 10-2pm, Gollan’s Valley Adventure (a guided tramp; $7 charge includes bus transport) Saturday, 22 January, 10.30am-2pm, Beech and the Bays (a medium grade guided walk - $7 charge includes bus transport) Saturday, 5 February, 10am-3pm, Butterfly Creek Heritage Trail (a guided bush walk led by the Eastbourne Forest Rangers - free) Saturday, 12 March, 10am-2pm, Lighthouse and Lakes (a bus trip with short walks - $12 charge includes bus transport) Saturday 19 March 10am-3pm, Invaders of Butterfly Creek (a guided bush walk led by MIRO – free)

Phone 526 5330 or email bookings@gw.govt.nz to book.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Herd Immunity Isn’t A Valid Option, And What’s With Our Reluctance To Wear Masks?

Herd immunity has recently bounced back into the headlines as a tool for managing Covid-19, and as a supposed alternative to lockdowns. In the US, a group of scientists was recently brought together in the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts by a think tank funded by the Koch brothers. The assembled scientists signed the so called Barrington Declaration, which promotes herd immunity as a rational means of re-opening US public schools and the economy at large... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On National Being Shafted By Its Own Creation

As it licks its wounds, let’s hope the National Party can still find time to look back with some pride at what it has achieved in Epsom. The Act Party’s nationwide success on Saturday night has been a tribute to National’s foresight, and to its ... More>>


Green Party: 'Fruitful Discussions ... Further Discussions To Have'

The Green Party says there is a negotiation going on with the Labour Party, but there are more discussions to be had. More>>


Border: No Changes To Border Exemptions After Fishing Crew Test Covid-19 Positive

The cases were detected after routine day three testing but the immigration minister and air commodore agree there's no need to change border exemptions. More>>

PSA: Labour-Led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More>>


Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>


Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Four-Year Terms Of Parliament, And On How The US Courts Are Dismantling Democracy

Last week, the issue of four-year parliamentary terms surfaced again. Infuriatingly, it is being discussed purely in terms of its convenience for political parties. They’d get so much more time to enact their policies, free of scrutiny or sanction by voters ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels