Access & permits

Access and permits for Wellington's reserves.


Dogs are welcome on the Town Belt, but must be kept on leads. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.

Vehicle access

You can't drive off-road on the Town Belt and reserves. However, in some instances the Council grants licences for temporary vehicle access for specific purposes.

Parks collection and research permit

You need to get the Council's permission to collect material from parks and reserves. This is because some forms of research could badly affect natural resources or conflict with other users of the area.

Email the completed Collection and Research Permit Application Form to

Collection and Research Permit Application Form (113KB PDF) | Text version (660KB Doc)

More information

Steven Peters, Senior Park Ranger

Phone  (04) 499 4444