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.
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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.
Fireworks are prohibited in all Regional Parks and Forest areas.
The section from Tulsa Park via Zig Zag to Cannon Point Trig is CLOSED to all public use. This is private land.
An alternate route to Cannon Point Trig: Bridge road to Birchville Dam up to Reservoir Ridge, follow the track to Trig.
Karapoti Gorge Road: Tree and slip on road restricted access.
Logging is now occurring along Bulls Run road, this area will be closed as an access point for recreation from 4am - 5pm Monday to Friday please use alternative access points for recreation in this area. For any further information please contact the forest ranger on 0274788106
Track Closure: Southern Hydro Road and Zig Zag
Track closed until further notice from Puketiro Road/Hydro Road junction to Hydro Saddle due to storm damage, significant surface erosion and slips.
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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