Incline Road, Pakuratahi
Rimutaka 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.
Mangaroa Forest/Colletts Road closed due to wind damage until further notice.
The Pakuratahi Forest covers the western side of the Rimutaka 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, Rimutaka 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 Rimutaka Railway.
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