Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

http://www.gw.govt.nz/battlehill

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.

Opening hours

8am till dusk

Dogs are not permitted, including those in vehicles.

Farmed areas of the park will be closed for lambing from 9 August - 24 October 2014 please see park news for more information

Get out on the farm at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. There's 500 hectares of working cattle, sheep and deer farm which you can explore via a range of easy to challenging trails and walkways. Take your tent and stay awhile or pack a picnic and stay the day. This is a great place for mountain bikes, horses or people just wanting to stroll over paddocks and through wetlands, native bush and forest.

In this video Regional Park Ranger Joby Mills shows you around the park and its facilities and introduces you to some very special, slippery residents of this great park.

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.

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Get in touch

Ranger:
Joby Mills

Phone: 04 237 5511
Fax: not available
battlehill.ranger@gw.govt.nz