48 Rankers Reviews
166 Basic Camping
9 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!
North Island ▷ Wellington Region ▷ Hutt Valley
Enjoy camping on the flat grassy river terraces at the Pakuratahi entrance. Feel free to put up your tent or park your campervan where you choose within the designated camping area.
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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.
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Beautiful campsite, lovely walking tracks.
Ranger very friendly and helpful
Can imagine it would be even better in the summer with communal BBQ available.
Only one toilet but was clean and had warm water.
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Huge site split into many areas. Great toilet and bbq facilities throughout the park ..nice river walk
Beautiful park with plenty of choice as to where to camp. The ranger comes around each evening to collect camping fees. At $8 per adults it’s great value. Toilets and cooking areas are adequate. There are no showers. Good swimming holes nearby. Very happy to stay again.
A clean and well looked after place. It’s huge and has several cooking shelters. Good value for $8 p.p.
The ranger was really friendly !
Great location with lots of good walks to do too. Facilities are excellent and ranger did great job of keeping up with the large number of people staying over Christmas. Pleased to see recycling facilities too. Very picturesque spot and so well laid out, you could all feel like you had your own space. Highly recommended.
Toilets are flush but not the cleanest, massive place, good for privacy, however very open so not much shelter when it’s windy & it gets VERY windy. good walks near by, ranger is very friendly, overall good place
Nice place, close to Wellington, close to short walks, the best ranger.