View of the outside of Kawhatau Base
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Introduction

Kawhatau Base is a former Forest Service base in the remote northwest Ruahine Forest Park. It’s a great base to explore the Hikurangi Range.

Highlights

Access

  • Foot

Occupancy

  • Shared

Bookings

  • Bookings

Bookings not required - first come, first served

Facilities

  • Heating - wood
  • Kitchen - basic
  • Toilet - flush

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
Te Papaioea / Palmerston North Office
Phone:   +64 6 350 9700
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   manawatu@doc.govt.nz
Address:   28 North Street
Palmerston North 4410
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11010
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
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