Battle Hill Farm Forest Park
610 Paekakariki Hill Road, Pauatahanui, Porirua
Turn off SH 58 at Pauatahanui onto the Paekakariki Hill Road and drive 6km to Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. Alternatively, turn off SH1 at Plimmerton onto Grays Rd, then turn left at the end onto Paekakariki Hill Rd.
For more information about other entrances check the Getting there tab in left hand menu.
8am till dusk
Much of the park is closed from August to October for lambing, though some key tracks remain open. Contact the park ranger for details.
The regional council is planning an aerial possum control operation using 1080 poison from May 2013. It will include forested areas of Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. More information is available in the following links Akatarawa Forest Possum Control 2013 brochure - Detailed map of operational area
The 500 hectares of Battle Hill are a mix of flat, rolling and steeper hill country, making it a haven for walking, horse riding, mountain biking, camping and picnicking. Ideal for open-air events, the park is very popular with community and sports clubs. School groups frequently visit, with the Ken Gray Education Centre an ideal base for their stay.
Dogs are not permitted in Battle Hill Farm Forest Park.
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