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Pakuratahi Forest

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Pakuratahi Forest

Incline Road, Pakuratahi

Remutaka Rail Trail (including the Incline): Turn off SH2 9km north of Upper Hutt. The carpark is 1km along a metal road.

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

Opening hours

Daily from 8am until dusk

Dogs are welcome. They must be on a lead in the tunnels.


Rangers:

Thane Walls, thane.walls@gw.govt.nz
Dion Ngatoro, dion.ngatoro@gw.govt.nz

About Pakuratahi

The Pakuratahi Forest covers the western side of the Remutaka ranges north of Upper Hutt and includes lands in the Kaitoke basin as well as the main Pakuratahi catchment. At just over 8,000ha this future water collection area is a key link in the chain of large forests covering the Akatarawa, Tararua, Remutaka and Orongorongo ranges. Mainly native bush, the forest also contains some 775ha of exotic plantation stands in the northern part, just south of SH2.

The area is best known for its walking, swimming, mountain biking and the historic structures of the 1870s Remutaka Railway.

 

Park notices

Toilet construction in Tunnel Gully

A new flush toilet is being put in Pakuratahi Forest around the upper area of Tunnel Gully. The work to install this will begin on the 27th of May and the area will be fenced off for health and safety reasons for two to three weeks. There will still be plenty of park open for you to enjoy and you can look forward to a new toilet coming soon!

Maymorn Forest

Maymorn Forest - Aerial spraying will take place weather permitting on Thursday 20 June 2019. The operation should take no longer than 4 hours. During this time all tracks and roads within this area will be closed. Please obey all signage. Enquiries to the Forest Ranger, 027 478 8106.

Water table maintenance heavy machinery in use along  Remutaka Rail Trail


Mangaroa Forest – harvesting 2019-2021

A section of Pakuratahi Forest at the Colletts Road entrance in Mangaroa, Upper Hutt, will be harvested starting December 2018. Preparations for this operation will start 3 December 2018 at which point access to the forest will not be permitted.  

We will be very open with progress and provide updates via social media and the Forest News section of this website.

Get in touch

Phone: 0800 496 734
Fax: not available