Remutaka Forest Park

A walk for everyone where 100+ wild kiwi roam thanks to the amazing volunteers of the Remutaka Conservation Trust.

At night wild Kiwi, New Zealand’s rare national icon, can be heard fossicking around by walkers in the Remutaka Forest Park and those staying in huts in the Orongorongo Valley. Over 100 Kiwi live in native forest thanks to volunteers of Remutaka Conservation Trust who have created an in-land pest-free ‘island’.

Get back to nature with plenty of walking tracks through native forest and no cell phone reception. The park’s Catchpool Valley has wide open areas perfect for picnics and even gas barbeques to cook your lunch on. With a variety of tracks from super easy 30 minute wanders you can push a wheelchair along to goat tracks up the side of mountainous hills, this park caters for everyone's taste and fitness level.

  • Easy access with some tracks starting right at the carpark
  • Varied environments from river beds to extensive beech or nikau forests
  • Spectacular views over Lower Hutt and Wellington from some tracks
  • Stay overnight at the Catchpool Valley campground to experience more
  • Several DOC Huts for rent in the Orongorongo Valley

1039 Coast Road
Lower Hutt


Website: DOC - Remutaka Forest Park


From now on, it's Remutaka not Rimutaka