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Moonshine Valley

About the profile areas

The 2013 population for Moonshine Valley is 198, with a population density of 0.08 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Moonshine Valley is bounded by the locality of Cloustonville, Cooks Road and Bulls Run Road in the north, the locality of Riverstone Terraces and Moonshine Hill Road in the east, the Hutt River and Lower Hutt City in the south, and Paremata Haywards Road, Mt Cecil Road and Porirua City in the west.

Name origin

Moonshine Valley is named after the valley when illicit stills were in operation, well hidden in the hills.

Settlement history

European settlement of the area dates from the mid 1800s, with land used mainly for farming. The population increased slightly between 1996 and 2001 as new dwellings were added to the area, and then declined marginally between 2001 and 2013.

Land use

Moonshine Valley is a predominantly rural area.

Major features

Major features of the area include Silverstream Scenic Reserve and Trentham Scenic Reserve.