Kaitoke Regional Park Camping...

Kaitoke Regional Park Camping Ground


52 Rankers Reviews

13 Face-to-Face

7 Hutt Valley


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Plenty of space to stay on river flats surrounded by native bush and only 30 minutes drive from Wellington City. Lots of nearby walks including beautiful (and brisk) river swims.

Have a chat to the ranger to get permission to light a campfire on the riverbank - an amazing way to spent the evening under the stars!


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North IslandWellington RegionHutt Valley


  • Basic Camping


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Vicky's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Awesome place to stay just 40 mins north of Wellington. Lots of space, good bathrooms and kitchen area. Nice stream by campsite. Great value

Reviewed about 1 month ago

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Eloïse Cook

Ranking: 10/10

This was our favourite campsite we stayed out of our three week tour of New Zealand. It was so quiet and peaceful and the facilities were really good. No showers, but we weren’t looking for a campsite with them that night. There are loads of goods walks that you can do from the campsite itself and if you have a clear night, it’s amazing for stargazing as there’s no light pollution!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Amy's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

Lovely open spaces, lots of different spots to pick. Tyre swings, picnic tables around the place so lots of choice spots. Had a wonderful dip in the river, deep enough for a adult to paddle, but shallow enough for my 5yr old to stand. Amenities are great and clean, bbq work well. Will definitely come again and bring my dog.

Reviewed 10 months ago

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Javier Williams

Ranking: 9/10

Really nice campsite! We arrived so late and we could find several free sites. Also facilities were clean and accessible. If you like Lord of the rings, you could enjoy Rivendell :)

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Richard and Anne Amphlett


Ranking: 8/10

There were lots of areas to camp, but the area was fairly boggy in many sections due to recent rains. So we ended up choosing to park our largish motorhome on one of the gravel powered sites, without knowing what the fees would be for power, which we didn't really need. (The information display showed that it was $8 per person without power, which we thought was quite reasonable.) To our great surprise when the friendly ranger arrived in the early evening (as expected) he told us the fee had recently been increased for power, another $8 per person per night -- so the choice was to pay this excessive fee, or move off to a possibly boggy site. We were not excited! (But we chose to pay up rather than move camp after having had dinner and some nice wine.)
The upside of this camp was the enjoyable and picturesque walk down to and along the river to the Hobbit(?) film location, I understand there are several other nice walks as well.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful campsite, lovely walking tracks.
Ranger very friendly and helpful
Can imagine it would be even better in the summer with communal BBQ available.
Only one toilet but was clean and had warm water.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Top Ranked Awards 2015 Basic Facility Camping Finalist

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Paul Smith

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Huge site split into many areas. Great toilet and bbq facilities throughout the park ..nice river walk

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Ralph Gleek

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful park with plenty of choice as to where to camp. The ranger comes around each evening to collect camping fees. At $8 per adults it’s great value. Toilets and cooking areas are adequate. There are no showers. Good swimming holes nearby. Very happy to stay again.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago