Catchpool Valley Campsite

Catchpool Valley Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park


13 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

12 Hutt Valley


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Catchpool Camping Ground


Camp beside Catchpool stream close to plenty of good walks into the Orongorongo Valley.

Gates open summer 8am-8pm; winter 8am-6pm


Feature Value Info


North IslandWellington RegionHutt Valley


  • Basic Camping


Showing 8 reviews of 13.

Mario Schaeffer's avatar

Mario Schaeffer


Ranking: 8/10

Nice DOC campsite, neat cooking facilities.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Haley Everitt

Ranking: 4/10

There was little to no water pressure in the showers and I'd barely even call it warm. Also, it was SO windy that we got barely any sleep because we thought our car was going to blow away!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Paul Smith

Ranking: 9/10

Large DOC site with lots of concealed pitches. Hot showers and flush toilets. Lovely bushwalking from the site. Close to Wellington but peaceful and quiet.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Christy Stead

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect campground - plenty of space with nooks so you can claim your own wee patch, nice vibe, pet friendly, a wee river right there and swimming hole a few minutes walk away. Hot shower (free, unmetered), plenty of toilets and a kitchen block with free BBQ's (no hot water), recycling and rubbish. Would be a hard job to beat it!

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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tim winders

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful valley with nice campground. Facilities are dated but ok. Nice hikes in the area.

Really dark in the area so the stars on a clear night are fantastic.

One challenge for us was that the campground is a bit out of the way. It is not going to/from anything else. But the price is great.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Ranking: 7/10

Very good DOC campsite, cold shower was good.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Brenda Wallace

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

gates close at dusk -- this ensures there's no cars driving around in evening or early morning, makes it safer for small kids.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Emmanuel Tedeschi


Ranking: 7/10

Nice spot with a lot of walks in the forest - hot shower - not too expensive - not so easily accessible.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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