Kaitoke Regional Park
Waterworks Road, SH2, Upper Hutt
The main entrance is at Kaitoke. Turn left off SH2 at Waterworks Road, 12km north of Upper Hutt. The park entrance is 1km from the highway.
For more information about other entrances check the Getting there tab in left hand menu.
6am till dusk
Dogs are welcome.
Warning – toxic algae, do not swim
There are high levels of toxic algae in Kaitoke Regional Park at the meeting of the Pakuratahi and Hutt rivers. You are strongly advised not to swim , to monitor your children and to keep your dogs on a lead. Toxic algae can cause serious illness or fatality if eaten. To ensure you can recognise it in any waterway and remain safe, take a look at our Is it safe to Swim? page.
Only 45 minutes north of Wellington City, the spectacular Kaitoke Regional Park covers 2860 hectares in the Tararua Ranges foothills. Steep, bush-clad hills, the Hutt River gorge and centuries-old rata, rimu and beech forest feature in this magnificent natural setting.
Swim in tranquil river pools or explore forest tracks, some suitable for wheelchairs. Dare the swing bridge, or walk the Ridge Track for wonderful views of the Upper Hutt valley, visit the magical spot used as a set for Rivendell in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Campers can pick a spot near the Pakuratahi River, offering quality facilities with drinking water, toilets, power outlets and electric bbq’s. Campfires are permitted in the camping ground and beside the river.
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