Baring Head Plant Maintenance
Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt

Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt
Get directions
Departs from:
Free transport from the Z station on Vivian Street at 8:30 or from Petone/Wainui on request
Departure time:

Join us for a day restoraing the banks of the stunning Wainuiomata River. Baring Head is an iconic landscape, with wonderful views over Cook Strait. It is rugged, yet spectacular land, and is visible from Wellington. The river is of significant ecological importance as the catchment has an area of 133 square kilometres, and a river length of about 22 kilometres. We will be maintaining our planting sites by removing invasive weeds and mulching plants near the mouth of the river which is the last site to filter excess nutrients before it empties into the ocean and it provides essential habitat for freshwater fish such as inanga and eels.

What to bring/wear: sturdy boots, long sleeves and pants, waterproof jacket essential. Layering and wearing a hat or beanie is a good way to stay warm. This site can be very exposed, it is a good idea to bring a spare change of clothes. Bring a water bottle, lunch and snacks.

What we provide: all tools and gloves provided as well as training and an experienced team leader. Free transport from the Z station on Vivian St, Petone or Wainuiomata available. Please let us know your preferred pick-up location.

Register online or email us at

Join this project

There are currently no upcoming dates for this project.

Find another project

Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Melrose, office on 02187 8185 or email