Parks and recreation
You can camp at Ladle Bend and Summit along the Rimutaka Rail Trail. The new camping area at Ladle Bend lies below the Rail Trail near the Pakuratahi River. Do not camp under the pine trees to the left of the Rail Trail (just before the bridge) as these trees were severely damaged in the 2004 storms.
There is a pit toilet at Ladle Bend and flush toilets at Summit.
Light fires only in the fireplaces in the designated camping sites. In times of high risk, there is a total ban on all fires. You are welcome to bring your portable gas stove.
Please take your rubbish home and recycle where possible.