Belmont Trig

Belmont Trig is the highest point in Wellington’s Belmont Regional Park, which lies between Porirua and the Hutt Valley. The park contains many points of historic interest (e.g. Korokoro dam, WW2 ammunition stores, and an old coach road), as well as magnificent views over greater Wellington. The park is also home to Boulder Hill, and it is possible to perform a double peak bagging in a single day walk along the hills.

List Status Official
Elevation 457 m (1,499 ft)
Location/List North Island, New Zealand
Region Wellington
Location Coordinates 41° 11′ 0″ S, 174° 52′ 26″ E
Nearest Town/s Lower Hutt, Wellington
LINZ Topographic map/s BQ32 Lower Hutt
Geology Sedimentary
Recommended Route
Duration Help.gif 2-3 hours (return)
Distance 7.5 km (4.7 mi)
Start/End Points Stratton St, Maungaraki
Difficulty Help.gif Easy
Track conditions Help.gif Track
Season Help.gif All year
Sights Views , Views of Lower Hutt, Porirua, Wellington
Hazards High winds , Changeable Weather

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Our Recommended Route

There are many options for reaching Belmont Trig:

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We choose to stay in a bach or holiday house when on our trips - which you can book through Bookabach.
Or for more accommodation options, we recommend finding a hotel or motel on
For car hire, you can book from Snap Rentals- with pickup locations at Auckland Airport, Auckland City, Christchurch Airport, Queenstown Airport, and Queenstown Town Centre
Once back from your hike, treat yourself to a beer from Behemoth Brewing