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Rimutaka Forest Park

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Listen to kiwi at dusk

A big climb from Sunny Grove. One hour uphill then another 30min but best views in Wellington... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wainuiomata, New Zealand
Native New Zealand bush at its very best.

I went on the walk from Catchpool carpark off the Wainuiomata Coast Road over to the Orongorongo... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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“coast road”(2 reviews)
“the river”(2 reviews)
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big climb from Sunny Grove. One hour uphill then another 30min but best views in Wellington region and opportunity to drop into the Tukere Valley and listen to kiwi released in recent years.

Thank trevormW9464FZ
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I went on the walk from Catchpool carpark off the Wainuiomata Coast Road over to the Orongorongo Valley. I first did this forty years ago and then it was a typical rugged NZ forest track, but now Department of Conservation has surpassed itself with a...More

Thank MichaelJG90277
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I, along with another supervisor took 20 Young New Zealander Challenge participants to the Rimutaka Forest Park. We did an overnight camp there and the facilities in the camping area, although basic were adequate.

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

There are lots of tracks and we really enjoyed the walks. There are camp grounds too not sure it is allowed camp inside the forest. Great place for nature lovers

Thank Coolcartoon
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A must visit. A haven to relax in. Camping is available. Teriffic walks for all fitness levels. Great picnic spot.

Thank babydollq
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Wonderful scenery with walks ranging from short/easy to 4-5 hr walks. Excellent picnic areas for family times and ample parking available

Thank NevilleISH
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Plenty of signs with information. And photographic material on the history of the area. Many people stop here.

Thank Miriam G
Reviewed 30 June 2016

A lovely drive round Coast Rd to get here.Big car park and plenty of lovely walks to do.Swim in the river and even pitch your tent,plenty of spaces for that.Spark up the barbie and just relax.

Thank alan h
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is one of the main access points to the Rimatuka Forest Park open 8am to Dusk everyday (gates locked at dusk) Rimutaka Forest Park is a beautiful park. It has plenty of walking tracks, swimming holes, camping grounds, bush cabins to rent, barbecues, hunting...More

Thank Koalaphil
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