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Kaitoke Regional Park

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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...more
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Kaitoke Regional Park | Waterworks Road Entrance, New Zealand
+64 4-570 6666
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

We stayed here in April and thoroughly enjoyed it. The walk from the camping area to Rivendell was lovely, though quite a lot of up/down hill. The ranger is very friendly, and it feels safe with the gates closing at 6, and the ranger on...More

Thank AnnB3552
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I really only went to see the Rivendell sites from Lord of the Rings but it was a hot day and i discovered so much more there. Places to swim, picnic and chill out. The only downside was it was really hard to find parking...More

Thank Leah S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Great bush walks. Take a picnic and swim in the river. Discover where the Rivendale film set was located.

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Extended family camped here in January 2017 and it was a great place to camp. I had not visited the Park for many years and was amazed at the development that had taken place. There were plenty of walks to take and as we explored...More

Thank MaureenF760
Reviewed 31 May 2017

What a fantastic area!!!! A short easy drive from Wellington. Im a rare person who has never watched or will watch Lord of the Rings. And you don't have to be a fan to love this area. Everywhere you look it is beautiful scenery either...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

If you are a Lord of the Rings fan, Rivendell is filmed here! Great place to see. However the highlight of the national park was the drawstring bridge that over looks the river & the hills. Simply Beautiful! So many spots for picnics & outdoor...More

Thank Stacey U
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our friend Lynda took us on a day trip from Upper Hutt to show us both the amazing forest of the Kaitoke Regional Park and the remaining elements of the Lord of the Rings set for Rivendell. The loop from the carpark takes you across...More

Thank nocatnow
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to visit if you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings. The setting for filming the scenes of Rivendell complete with markers explaining the spots that were used. Beautiful scenery that takes you right back to the movies.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Most tourists will make the 45 minute trek out to Kaitoke Regional Park for Rivendell, and perhaps come away disappointed at how little of the film magic remains. Top marks to the locals who erected the Elvish arch so you can go home with some...More

Thank LucyKate
Reviewed 23 March 2017

There are a lot of nice hikes in this park. Most of them are wooded, by the river or both. If you are going for the Lord of the Rings Rivendell spot the sets for the Elven scenes are not there, although there are drawings...More

Thank Barbara L
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