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.
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.