Kaitoke Forest

A 2860 hectare park in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges, featuring steep bush-clad hills, the Hutt River gorge and centuries old native forests.

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Location details

Key features

Pine and native forests
Lush Bush

Situated within

33km to Avalon Studios
55km to Stone Street Studios

Location access


Other detail

Full vehicle access to visitors point
Restricted vehicle access on site
Ample parking

Used in

The Lord of the Rings

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The Kaitoke Regional Park, located 17km north of Upper Hutt City, covers 2860 hectares in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges. It features steep bush-clad hills, the Hutt River gorge, and centuries-old native forests.

The park is popular with visitors and locals, due to its tranquil river pools, bush-clad tracks, pristine lowland rain forest, landscaped picnic and camping areas.

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+64 022 043 0402

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