Catchpool Valley Campsite

Catchpool Valley Campsite - Rimutaka Forest Park

Catchpool Valley Campsite

Rimutaka Forest Park

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14 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

15 Hutt Valley

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Catchpool Camping Ground

Information

This is a scenic campsite in the Wellington region. Camp beside Catchpool Stream close to walks in the Orongorongo Valley.

Seasonal restrictions:
The gate to Catchpool valley is open during summer daylight savings 6 am – 8 pm and in winter 6 am – 6 pm.

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
A $10 service fee applies to all phone, email and in-person bookings.
Your booking will be for a site, which will be allocated or selected on arrival.

Bookings are available for three zones (19 sites).

Titoki zone

Type: Tent site only
Cars: No
Campervans: No
Number of sites (max): 3
Number of people (max): 15 (5 per site)
Maire zone

Type: Tent site
Cars: Access in summer by arrangement only, via combination lock on chain
Campervans: No
Number of sites: 12
Number of people (max): 60 (5 per site)
Totara zone

Type: Campervan site
Cars: Yes
Campervans: Yes
Number of sites: 4
Number of people (max): 32 (8 per site)

Details

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Location

North IslandWellington RegionHutt Valley

Categories

  • Basic Camping

Operating Season And Hours

Bookings are open for stays from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

The gate to Catchpool valley is open during summer daylight savings 6 am – 8 pm and in winter 6 am – 6 pm.

Reviews

Showing 13 reviews of 14.

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Bonbons

Ranking: 8/10

Took our caravan, three kids and the dog- all enjoyed the stay.
Really quite spot. It's a small camp ground with lots of nooks to set up site in. Beautiful bush surrounding. The river had a lot of algae so needed to find safe area for the dog. Kids enjoyed the river - shallow spots for wading. Lots of Great walks near by.
Facilities are adequate. Didnt try the shower. Toilets fine. Open kitchen block with herb garden - nice touch.
We really enjoyed it. Would return.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Mario Schaeffer

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice DOC campsite, neat cooking facilities.

Reviewed over 4 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 4 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 5 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 almost 6 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 7 years ago

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Sarah

France

Ranking: 7/10

Very good DOC campsite, cold shower was good.

Reviewed over 7 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 8 years ago

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Emmanuel Tedeschi

France

Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Andreas Garbin

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful location, well maintained, perfectly clean, recycling possibilities.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Tobias Kruger

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

$10 per night. Warm shower, neat area and good cooking facilities.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Andy

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful huge campsite with hot shower and well prepared walks. Perfect for a few days before picking the ferry from Wellington to Picton.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Christine

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Lots of space, great if you need to catch the ferry early the next morning. The most friendly ranger we have ever met!!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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