Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
610 Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui, Porirua
Turn off SH 58 at Pauatahanui onto Paekakariki Hill Road and drive 6km to Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. Alternatively, turn off SH1 at Plimmerton onto Grays Rd, then turn left onto Paekakariki Hill Rd.
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8am till dusk
Dogs are not permitted, including those in vehicles.
Fireworks are prohibited in all Regional Parks and Forests
From Friday 24 September there will be works underway at the Battle Hill underpass (Bridge 7). This is excavation work which means to upgrade our current and future track in this area.
The team will be working seven days a week, 7:30am – 5:30pm to have this work completed as quickly as possible. We anticipate this will take 3 weeks to complete.
During this time public assess through the work area will be maintained, and there will be staff on site to help guide the public through. However bear in mind this is an active work site, and we ask that you please remain patient and follow instruction from onsite personnel. Thank you for understanding.
At Alert Level 2, we need to play it safe. Park trails are very busy at present, be aware of other walkers and bikers.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Farmed areas of the park will be closed for lambing from 1 August – 22 October 2021.
The Bush Reserve, front paddocks and main farm road to the Puketiro Forest will remain open to the public. Closed areas will be signposted as being closed during this period.
Battle Hill Farm Forest Park is 500 hectares of rolling paddocks, native bush and forestry, just under 40km from Wellington. Pitch your tent and toast marshmallows over an open campfire.
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Battle Hill Forest Park is prone to high levels of pollen. We recommend visitors who have a pollen allergy to carry appropriate medication.
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