Wellington/Kapiti region

The Rimutaka Forest Park skyline from Wellington city.

The Rimutaka Forest Park skyline from Wellington city

Map showing Wellington/Kapiti region.

The 22,000 ha Rimutaka Forest Park encompasses much of the Rimutaka Range. Easily accessible from Wellington, the area is popular with trampers and hunters. The popular Catchpool Valley recreational area is just 30 km from Wellington.

Alert/Important notice

 General alerts

View the Wellington Kapiti and Wairarapa alerts pages for any other alerts.


The Rimutaka Range between Wellington's Hutt Valley and the Wairarapa Plains.

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Wellington/Kapiti places


Pōneke / Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 Manners Street
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
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