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.
Fireworks are prohibited in all Regional Parks and Forests
Geotechnical drilling is taking place in Kaitoke Regional Park starting from 20 July, in preparation for replacement of the Flume Bridge and water pipe over the Hutt River.
While the drilling is happening, there'll be no access to the Strainer House, Flume Bridge area and the loop walk from the Swingbridge around to the Strainer House.
Still open in that area are Swingbridge and rainforest loop track, Rivendell, Terrace Walk, access onto the Ridge track from Terrace Walk, and the Pakuratahi River Walk.
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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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