Korokoro Dam Waterfall


Korokoro Dam Waterfall

One of many waterfalls located in Belmont Regional Park, Korokoro Dam Waterfall is easily accessible and very impressive waterfall. If you’re a keen photographer, this one is highly recommended to visit!

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 41° 11.845' E 174° 52.454'
Parking: Wattle Grove, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 1hr 

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 8m Type of the waterfall: Multi-step



Walking and driving instructions


Korokoro Dam Waterfall is roughly a 25-30 minutes’ drive away from Wellington (with traffic could be one hr). The road surface is always sealed.

From Wellington travel north on the SH-1 for roughly 6km, then turn right into the SH-2 and stay on it for the next 6.5km. From SH2 turn left into Dowse Drive and follow it for the next 2 km. On the intersection with Oakleigh St, turn left into Oakleigh St which becomes Maungaraki Rd – in 500m you’ll see a ‘Belmont Regional Park’ entrance. Turn right onto a car park, which is huge but has no facilities (no toilets).

From the parking follow a walking Korokoro Dam Loop track. You can walk it in either direction. If you walk it clockwise: the first part of the track is a gentle descend. In about 30 minutes, you'll see a sign 'Cornish Street', and most likely you'll hear the waterfall. Turn left and follow the track for 2-5 minutes. You won't miss the waterfall. The waterfall is probably a handmade one, or at very least has been significantly improved by Dam builders a few years ago. Nevertheless, the waterfall is charming, and it’s a great spot for taking excellent photos. Don’t forget your photo camera!

Return via the same track, or continue it as a loop. No matter which way you choose, the total walk duration will be about 1 hour.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


The breathtaking views and bush-clad valleys of Belmont Regional Park make it a favorite open space for walking, running, mountain biking and horse riding. Located in the hill country between Porirua and the Hutt Valley, the park features the historic Korokoro Dam, World War II ammunition stores and the original main coach road from Wellington. Boulder Hill has sweeping views over Porirua Harbour, the Lower Hutt valley and the remnants of ancient boulder block fields.


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