Explore this wonderland from hill tops to beaches

East Harbour Regional Park

Beaches, bush, panoramic views, lighthouses, WWII remnants, wildlife including seals, bouldering and more.

You could start at the scenic Wainuiomata Hill Lookout and walk the crest of the Eastern Hills of Wellington Harbour. Then descend through native bush to Wainuiomata Valley or the Eastern Bays.

Or go to Wainuiomata’s southern coast to Baring head and discover stunning coastline including an historic lighthouse, WWII remnants, climbing boulders and to the east at Turakirae Head is a thriving seal colony.

  • Bike, walk, run
  • Fur seal colony on the southern coast of Wainuiomata
  • Wainuiomata river has swimming holes & trout fishing (permit needed)
  • Beautiful views taking in the alps of the South Island, on a clear day

Plan your big day to fit it all in!



Only 23 kilometers from Wellington city center, the trip to Te Papa or Parliament takes only about 30 minutes by road – except during “rush hour”. The journey provides fine views of the harbour and of the Hutt Valley. Located at 203 Coast Road, Wainuiomata, the camp is less than 4 km South of the town’s shopping centre (with supermarket). And we are only 10km from Lower Hutt city center and hospital.

Know before you go

Smoking is not permitted inside any building.
Alcohol is not generally permitted on the premises. However, for special functions the Camp Manager may give permission provided a bond is paid and strict adherence to specific conditions is agreed to.
Clean Up: Please follow the procedures that are posted in each building. It is important to allow sufficient time for this task. If facilities are not adequately cleaned, an extra fee will be charged for cleaners to be employed.
There will be an extra charge for any damage.
Full payment is due on arrival at Camp Wainui, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Camp Manager.
Animals are not to be brought on to the Camp grounds without prior approval from the Camp Manager.
Please drive slowly and carefully in the Camp grounds.


Fees can be paid by EFTPOS when the Campsite Caretaker is onsite. All charge rates (GST inc).

Lodge Complex


/ per unit per night

Grattan Bushline Hut and Tent Sites


/ per person per night

*includes access to the Skip Turley Amenities Block.

Day Use


/ per person per day

* includes access to Skip Turley Amenities Block


average maximum temperature is 20-30° C


average maximum temperature is 12-16° C


average maximum temperature is
5-11° C


average maximum temperature is 14-19° C

Leave a Reply