Within Wellington City, a large expanse of hillside, valley, stream and parkland that encompasses Trelissick Park and Ngaio Gorge is being restored by community volunteers to create a beautiful wilderness area. Groups involved in this restoration include the Highland Park Progressive Association, Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents’ Association, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society, Wellington Botanical Society and the Wadestown Residents’ Association.

Wellington City Council provides support with pest control, supply of native plants, track and bridge work, erecting signage and information boards and stream bank strengthening. The Greater Wellington Regional Council also provide support with pest control.

The following link has information on the new footbridge across Kaiwharawhara Stream and access from Oban Street Wadestown. The working bees in the near future will focus on weed control, planting and rubbish removal in this area.   Kaiwharawhara Footbridge information

Working Bee Programme - next few dates

Tuesday 11 May 1:30 p.m.  Trelissick Crescent (opp #19) entrance 3

Sunday 13 June 1:30 p.m.  Oban Street entrance 7

Tuesday 22 June 1:30 p.m.  Hanover Street entrance 1

click on following link for entrance locations Trelissick Park Map

click on following for 2021 Work Bee dates and locations 2021 Work Bee brochure     

Note: for 2021 all scheduled work bees will commence at 1:30 p.m. (and will finish by about 3:30 p.m.)

If the weather is wet the working bee will be transferred to the same day in the following week. Please wear good footwear and bring general gardening tools with you such as gloves, loppers, grubbers, shears, pruning saws...hand tools only please.

Contact: Peter Reimann 04 938 9602 or email: for more information on place and confirmation of dates and to get on the working bee mailing list.

Safety and health information for all volunteers:
Volunteer Health and Safety Information (August 2015)

Adopt a Spot Scheme

This scheme is designed to encourage people to adopt their own spot within the park to look after. This can be done at any time convenient to them rather than having to work in with a working bee schedule. You can choose both the size and location of your spot.

click on following for some Adopt a Spot information Adopt a Spot information (January 2021)

See below map for locations of some current and future Adopt-a-Spots!   Hover your cursor over spots for more detailed information (may be browser dependent).
Adopt a Spot locations (2015 update)

The adopt-a-spot coordinator is Peter Reimann at 938 9602 or at

Spotee Guidelines (August 2015 update)

Project Awards

Award nomination:

Awards received:

  • 2020 Volunteer Wellington's Corporate Challenge Mahi Aroha Award "for ongoing work and for marvellous hosting of volunteer groups - in particular hosting Treasury and Victoria University last year".
  • 2010 Greater Wellington Regional Council/Department of Conservation/Wellington Hawke’s Bay Conservation Board Encore Awards – Winner, Community Partnerships Award.
  • 2006 Department of Conservation/Greater Wellington Regional Council – Winner “Weedbuster’s Award 06” for overall excellence
  • 2005 Community Trust of Wellington – Winner of “Heritage & Environmental Category, Wellington Section” of Regional Awards
  • 2005 Wellington Civic Trust – Certificate as a “Nominee for the Main Award”
  • 2003 Wellington Civic Trust – Certificate as a “Nominee for the Main Award”
  • 2003 Department of Conservation/Wellington Conservation Board – “Meritorious Award for Adopt-a-Spot Scheme
  • 1999 Wellington City Council – “Absolutely Positively Award
  • 1999 Department of Conservation/Wellington Regional Environmental Agency Winner – “Conservation Award”


The projects undertaken by the Trelissick Park Group work towards the Group's
Five Year Plan
(March 2019 update)

Bait Stations

Bait Station locations V1 to V26 shown on this map link.
Bait Station locations
(July 2012 update)

Chew Cards

Chew Card locations on three chew lines shown on this map link.
Chew Card locations
(July 2012 update)


Water of Life - Restoring the Kaiwharawhara Stream

Trelissick Park SMF Evaluation Report

Trelissick Park SMF Summary Report

Trelissick Park Group - Facebook link
Trelissick Park Group