History of Waiu Trail Park

The Waiu Trail Park (WTP) is a multi use cycling and walking/running recreational park located in Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt.  The origins of the park date back to 2006 when Wainuiomata High School approached the Hutt City Council for permission to build tracks at what was then known as Towai Park.

In 2008 the Wainuiomata Trail Project was incorporated as a ‘society’ in conjunction with the Hutt City Council.

The primary purpose of the Wainuiomata Trail Project is to benefit the community by creating a world class mountain bike park with multi use tracks.  In 2009 the name of the main entrance to the park was named ‘Waiu Park’.

Waiu Park is now a well-developed recreational park with a significant number of tracks catering for all types of users and over 30 kilometers of tracks have been developed.

Facility and Track Development

Facility and track development continues through the Wainuiomata trail project committee.   The development of the Pukeatapu bridge and Te Whiti Riser tracks (by the HCC) stepped up the profile of Waiu Park and recreation in this area, and will provide enhanced access to the area for many years to come.

Waiu Park is a very popular destination for recreational and club users with a very busy car park all days of the week, including during the hours of darkness.  Community and sports groups use the park for regular and annual events, and well as high profile race events. Commercial users also use the park for riding schools and brand demonstration days.

The Wainuiomata Trail Project committee, in conjunction with Hutt City Council, is focused on the continued development of the park and making the most of its distinct advantages, such as the large flat events area, the undeveloped Mohaka Valley, and the range of tracks which accommodate riders of skill levels and riding styles.