Karapoti Road, Akatarawa, Upper Hutt, 5372
Turn off State Highway 2 at Akatarawa Rd towards Waikanae and follow for 6km. Turn left onto Karapoti Road and follow this to the park entrance.
For more information about other entrances check the Getting there tab in left hand menu.
Daily from 8am until dusk
Dogs are welcome. Please keep them under control and remove droppings. Dogs are not permitted, on the southern portion (Tulsa Park and Zig Zag entrance) of the Cannon Point Walkway as it crosses private land.
Hukinga Road is closed to all vehicles due to recent flooding.
Devils Staircase in the Akatarawa Forest is closed to all motorised recreation vehicles from 1 June to 16 September 2016. For more information, please contact the Park Ranger.
The privately owned section of walkway from Tulsa Park (in Totara Park) includes the Zig Zag to Cannon Point Trig is closed to all public use due to lambing season from 1 September 2016 to 15 December 2016. Enquiries to Park Ranger Thane Walls 027 248 1658.
Covering 15,000 hectares of wilderness area between Upper Hutt and the Kapiti Coast, Akatarawa Forest is a rugged blend of native and exotic forest. Mountain, quad and trail bikers find a variety of gentle and challenging routes along the tracks and old logging roads. Popular for horse riding, fishing, hunting and tramping, the Akatarawa Forest provides enjoyable and testing terrain for 4WD-vehicle club trips.
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