Camping sites are available at Battle Hill and Kaitoke and at Paekakariki Holiday Park near the southern entrance to Queen Elizabeth Park . For less formal camping, try Belmont Regional Park or the Rimutaka Rail Trail near Ladle Bend or Summit.
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.
Park rangers are pleased to give introductory talks or guided walks to groups by prior arrangement.
- Please inform the ranger of all your requirements when booking a site
- 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)
- Please 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
- Please contact the 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.