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Updated 10 January 2018 12:10pm

Camping sites are available at the following regional parks and forests

For large groups (of over 25 people) you should book camping or picnic sites with the ranger at least two weeks prior to your visit, especially from October through to March.

Campers need a permit and must comply with permit conditions at all times. The camp permit fee is $6 per adult; $3 per child - 5 to 16 year olds (adult rates apply for unsupervised 14-16 year olds; under 5 year olds are free)

Park rangers are pleased to give introductory talks or guided walks to groups by prior arrangement.

General conditions 

  • Inform the park ranger of all your requirements when booking a site
  • Do not make excessive noise which disturbs the peace, quiet, and enjoyment of other campers
  • Conspicuous and excessive consumption of alcohol is prohibited in regional parks and forests
  • For your security, regional parks are closed to vehicles at dusk
  • Contact the park ranger if you need vehicle access to a picnic site, to load or unload
  • For large group picnics, one tent or marquee may be erected at each site
  • Drinking water is available at most parks. It is recommended that you boil stream water before drinking
  • No firearms are allowed without a permit
  • No dogs are allowed on farmland
  • Help keep your park clean – please take your rubbish home and recycle it where possible


Free electric barbecues are available at Kaitoke Regional Park. Feel free to bring your own gas barbecue or portable stove. Light no fires except with the permission of the park ranger. Strickly no fires at the Rimutaka Rail Trail.