Getting to know Petone Foreshore
The Petone Foreshore has a range of developed and undeveloped environments that families can enjoy.
Extending from State Highway Two to the Hutt River, it includes:
- Korokoro Gateway (owned by Tenths Trust)
- The Petone Wharf
- 1000 Hands Park
- Lions Park
- McEwen Park
- Hikoikoi Reserve
The Petone Wharf was built in 1883 by the Gear Meat Company, initially used to load and unload ships coming and going from the Gear Meat Works. We acquired the wharf and it’s now used for recreational purposes and occasionally for ferry transport.
The beach is groomed over the summer period and is safe for swimming in most places. There’s no patrol in place, though, so please watch your children!
After the November 2016 earthquake, all wharfs have been checked. All are open except the Petone wharf which is likely to be closed for some time while damage is addressed.
A swimming raft is anchored off Oriental Street from Labour Weekend until Easter.
The Lions Park playground is popular with children of all ages, as is the Lions Park Model Railway, which operates on Sundays between 1pm and 4pm in clear weather.
Finding Petone Foreshore
You can access the Petone Foreshore from either end of the Petone Esplanade.
A popular destination with diverse terrain for a variety of activities, the Petone Foreshore offers:
- Walking tracks
- Barbeques, picnic tables and park benches
- A coffee caravan
- A playground
- A model railway
The Petone Foreshore is open all day, every day, all year round.