Kaitoke Regional Park


Kaitoke Regional Park

Waterworks Road, SH2, Kaitoke

The main entrance is at Kaitoke. Turn left off SH2 at Waterworks Road, 12km north of Upper Hutt. The park entrance is 1km from the highway.

For more information about other entrances check the Getting there tab in left hand menu.

Opening hours

8am till dusk

Dogs are welcome but please read the precautionary 'Dog Safety Alert' notes below.


A possum control operation took place in the Hutt Water Collection area and the Kaitoke Regional Park backcountry on 30 September 2014. Owners are advised to keep their dogs out of this area for six months, see brochure for more detailed map and information. Click here to read a brochure about the Kaitoke/Hutt Water Collection possum control operation. High water levels in the Hutt River over Labour Weekend 2014 could have washed possum carcasses downstream, GWRC officers are monitoring the area.  Dog owners are advised to take notice of advisory signs.

Amazing video of Kaitoke

Discover Kaitoke

Only 45 minutes north of Wellington City, the spectacular Kaitoke Regional Park covers 2860 hectares in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges. Steep, bush-clad hills, the Hutt River gorge and centuries-old rata, rimu and beech forest feature in this magnificent natural setting.

Swim in tranquil river pools, or explore beautiful bush clad tracks, some suitable for wheelchairs. Walk the Ridge Track for wonderful views of the Upper Hutt valley, or visit the magical spot used as a set for Rivendell in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Stay the night at the campground and enjoy the BBQ facilities.




Park history

Kaitoke weir

The Kaitoke area has a rich history for both Maori and other New Zealanders. The Whakataka Pa is said to have been in existence in 1820 at the Mangaroa River-Hutt River junction (Te Marua).   A number of early Maori routes from Wairarapa to Wellington crossed the Pakuratahi flats.  By 1856 a road was opened to connect the fertile plains of the Wairarapa with the port of Wellington.


Get in touch

Steve Edwards

Phone: 04 526 7322 or 027 443 0361
Fax: not available

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