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Pakuratahi Forest

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.

Fireworks are prohibited in all Regional Parks and Forests


Thane Walls,
Dion Ngatoro,

Park notices

DOC works on Remutaka Rail Trail

Posted 30/10/19

Department of Conservation are progressing with work on the Siberia Stream Bridge from October through to December 2019.

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Tunnel Gully main access bridge

Posted 18/10/19

This will be closed to vehicles beginning 11 November in order to install a new bridge. Check out the FAQs.

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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.


Get in touch

Phone: 0800 496 734
Fax: not available