55 Rankers Reviews
8 Hutt Valley
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!
Credit card and debit card payments can be made on site.
North Island ▷ Wellington Region ▷ Hutt Valley
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Kaitoke is a favorite of ours. Really happy vibe, good family campground. Rangers are total stars!
Pet friendly- so there are a tonne of dogs at all times, but owners are very responsible. Great wee tracks nearby, swimming holes, perfect for kids to take bikes. Good for tents, caravans or campers.
Great location by the river. Just be careful with other people’s dogs. My son was bitten on the face by a dog whose owners left it unattended on a 10m rope. 🤷🏻♀️
We spent half a day in hospital and my son will now have Permenant scaring.
The ranger said he couldn’t do much other than tell the dog owner to tie their dog up on a shorter leash.
Tbh - I think he should have evicted them from the camp grounds, as their dog was clearly not under their control. I would have liked a better response. Especially as it was Wellington anniversary weekend and the park was very busy with kids running everywhere.
This place rocks. It’s my go to if you want to get out of Wellington. Heaps of places to setup, great facilities and so close to a beautiful stream, walks and swimming holes. Great for young and old.
Awesome place to stay just 40 mins north of Wellington. Lots of space, good bathrooms and kitchen area. Nice stream by campsite. Great value
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!
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.
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 :)
Richard and Anne Amphlett
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.