Hutt Water Collection Area

Hutt Water Collection Area

Waterworks Road, SH2, Kaitoke

Park in Kaitoke Regional Park (Pakuratahi entrance) car park and follow the track west from the ranger's office. Cross the stile by the locked gate.

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

Opening hours

8am till dusk

Dogs are welcome.


A possum control operation took place in the Hutt Water Collection area and the Kaitoke Regional Park backcountry on 30 September 2014.  Owners are advised to keep their dogs out of this area for six months, see brochure for more detailed map and informaiton. Click here to read a brochure about the Kaitoke/Hutt Water Collection possum control operation.

The 8900-hectare Hutt Water Collection Area takes in the headwaters of the Hutt River at the southern end of the Tararua Range. Half the water supply for the Wellington urban area comes from this catchment, drawn at the Kaitoke weir.

There are few or no facilities in this remote area. It is rugged, mountainous terrain broken by many streams and narrow, steep-sided ridges. The hilltops are extremely exposed to the north-west and the south with a reputation for high winds, fog and sudden weather changes. Rivers and streams can rise very rapidly in heavy rain

Please note that fireworks are prohibited in all Regional parks at all times.

Get in touch

Steve Edwards

Phone: 04526 7322
Fax: 027 4430361

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