13 Rankers Reviews
228 Basic Camping
13 Hutt Valley
Camp beside Catchpool stream close to plenty of good walks into the Orongorongo Valley.
Gates open summer 8am-8pm; winter 8am-6pm
North Island ▷ Wellington Region ▷ Hutt Valley
Number of tent sites - 150.
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Nice DOC campsite, neat cooking facilities.
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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!
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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.
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!
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.
Very good DOC campsite, cold shower was good.
gates close at dusk -- this ensures there's no cars driving around in evening or early morning, makes it safer for small kids.
Nice spot with a lot of walks in the forest - hot shower - not too expensive - not so easily accessible.
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 😍