Haere mai, welcome to Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

Location 3776105, Pauatahanui, Porirua 5381

This is a great spot for a day out, picnics and camping. It has 500 hectares of rolling paddocks, native bush and forestry, plus an indoor arena for Riding for the Disabled.

Opening hours

Daily from 8am until sunset

Opening hours

Daily from 8am until sunset

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Pitch your tent and toast marshmallows over an open campfire. Visit the historic battle site, farm animals and feed the native eels - they love sardines but just watch your fingers! There are trails suited for hooves, feet, bikes and baby buggies, with views of Pāuatahanui inlet and the new Transmission Gully motorway. 

Know before you go

  • Dogs are not allowed anywhere in the park, including in cars, as there is a working farm in the park.
  • There is no cellphone coverage.
  • Pollen levels are often high. Carry appropriate medication if you have a pollen allergy.
  • Fireworks are banned in all Regional Parks and Forests.
  • Do not disturb the farm animals grazing in this park as these animals are protected.
  • Parts of the park will be closed during lambing season between 1 August and 22 October.
  • Please use gates and stiles. Leave gates as you find them.

Park notices

Covid-19 update

Posted 25/1/22

The Wellington Region moved to the RED setting of the COVID-19 Protection Framework at 11:59pm, Sunday 23 January 2022. Some of our regional parks facilities will require a vaccine pass.

Read the full guidelines >

Underpass work to complete final public paths

Posted 24/9/21

From Friday 24 September there will be works underway at the Battle Hill underpass (Bridge 7). This is excavation work which means to upgrade our current and future track in this area.

The team will be working seven days a week, 7:30am – 5:30pm to have this work completed as quickly as possible. We anticipate this will take 3 weeks to complete.

During this time public assess through the work area will be maintained, and there will be staff on site to help guide the public through. However bear in mind this is an active work site, and we ask that you please remain patient and follow instruction from onsite personnel. Thank you for understanding.

Download the park brochure

Getting there

Main entrance: 610 Paekākāriki Hill Road

Turn off SH 58 at Pauatahanui onto the Paekakariki Hill Road and drive 6km to Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. Alternatively, turn off SH1 at Plimmerton onto Grays Rd, then turn left at the end onto Paekakariki Hill Rd.

The Kapiti end of Paekakariki Hill Road beyond Battle Hill is not suitable for heavy vehicles.

Updated January 25, 2022 at 11:42 AM

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