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.
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Daily from 8am until dusk
Dogs are welcome. They must be on a lead in the tunnels.
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.
Reach Mowing along the Rail Trail and Station Drive, heavy machinery in use.
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.
OSPRI New Zealand has now undertaken (19/09/2018) an Aerial Possum Control Operation to help reduce the possum population and prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (TB). See the Ospri Fact Sheet or for further information please go to www.ospri.co.nz/tb-management-areas or call 0800 482 463.
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