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Kaitoke Regional Park

Waterworks Road, Pakuratahi, North Island 5372 New Zealand

Free to Visit
Open Now
Wed 6a-7p
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • No Wifi
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“Ancient rainforest, camping, swimming, hiking and Rivendell…. Welcome to the award-winning Kaitoke Regional Park!”

Step out of your car and immerse yourself in the ancient rainforest of Kaitoke Regional Park. With its ideal location set amid the backdrop of ageless Rata and Rimu (some estimated to be over 1200 years old!) it’s no wonder it was chosen as the home of the elves in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Less than an hour from the Wellington CBD, Kaitoke Regional Park is a family friendly location, open to all abilities. It boasts walking, swimming, picnicking, mountain biking and kayaking amid an iconic landscape. From the experienced hiker to the day tripper there are activities to suit all ages including tracks that are completely accessible and buggy friendly.

Transport yourself to Middle Earth and picnic amongst the beauty of the ‘Rivendell’ film location from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Discover the Elvish Archway replica amid the home of the elves.

Extend your stay with a relaxed evening in our campground surrounded by beautiful, natural bush to explore all that the Park can offer.

Make the journey and discover why Kaitoke Regional Park has over 200,000 visits a year!

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Kaitoke Regional Park

Waterworks Road
North Island
5372 New Zealand
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Open now until 7:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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