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.
8am till dusk
Dogs are welcome.
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
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