Kaitoke Regional Park
This park is yet another nice place to get away to, have a picnic and do some good, if not too strenous bushwalking.
Lord of the Rings fans will also be interested in this area, as it is one of the places that was used to shoot the movie Lord of the Rings.
Tunnel Gully recreation area
This place just out of Upper Hutt is a great place to relax, have a picnic, throw a ball or frisbee about and to do some bushwalking. There are different walks, varying from 1 hour to 4 hours in length.
It's at the end of Plateau road off State Highway 2 North of Upper Hutt