Unique Chance To Visit The Historic Baring Head Lighthouse

Greater Wellington is inviting the community to visit the historic Baring Head lighthouse and take in the spectacular views as part of an Open Day this Saturday ( January 30 ).

After a walk, bike or shuttle ride to the top, visitors will enjoy stunning views of rough and rugged coastlines, lush native forests, and the Wellington harbour.  

Longest-running CO2 lab in the Soyuthern Hemisphere

NIWA’s ‘clean air station’ is another piece of living history to be found at Baring Head – it’s been there since 1972, making it the longest running continuous CO2 measurement in the Southern Hemisphere.

Greater Wellington Councillor Prue Lamason says she’ll attend the Baring Head TaiaoOpen Day, which she says is ‘a jewel in the crown of Greater Wellington’s summer events calendar.’

“This event is always a big hit with the community, and it’s easy to see why,” she says.

“Baring Head is a location that’s absolutely brimming with beauty and history – it’s home to the only lighthouse compound in New Zealand that has retained its original condition over the years, so it’s full of untold history.”

To help bring this history to life, the Friends of Baring Head will be on hand to share stories about the reserve’s past — and the present efforts to preserve and restore this site.

Registed your interest

People are encouraged to register their interest to attend Baring Head Taiao Open Day on Facebook.

The Open Day is part of Greater Wellington’s summer programme which features 24 events across the region, including festivals, guided forest walks, snorkelling, mountain biking, movies at the park and more.

“There’s a lot of talk about making the most out of our own backyards since we can’t presently travel overseas, but with so many great events on, staying local doesn’t feel like a compromise,” says Cr Lamason.

For a full list of Greater Wellington summer events, visit: www.gwsummer.com

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