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Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

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.

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

Opening hours

8am till dusk

Dogs are not permitted, including those in vehicles.

Park Notices

Temporary farm closure for lambing

Farmed areas of the park will be closed for lambing from 1 August to 25 October 2019.

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. See the closure map here.


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.

If you weren’t convinced already the park also has:

  • A historical working farm – complete with grazing horses and sheep. You might even see shearing in action
  • Trails suited for hooves, feet, tyres, and on some – baby buggies
  • Spectacular views of the Pauatahanui inlet and the new Transmission Gully motorway
  • Historic graveyard
  • Site of the 1848 battle between British and Ngāti Toa
  • Riding for the Disabled
  • Eel feeding

Allergies and Pollens 

Battle Hill Forest Park is prone to high levels of pollen. We recommend visitors who have a pollen allergy to carry appropriate medication.



Park history

On a cold August morning in 1846 the first shot was fired in a confrontation between Government forces and around 300 of Te Rangihaeata’s Ngati Toa near the summit of Battle Hill.

Get in touch

Phone: 0800 496 734
Fax: not available