Mums with buggies in Battle Hill Forest Park
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Combine past and present at Battle Hill Forest Park - visit the site of one of the last battles in the region between Maori and early colonial forces, where traditional hill country farming, forestry, recreation and environmental restoration now blend.
  • Explore the walking, mountain biking and horse riding tracks – climb Battle Hill for stunning views over the surrounding region.
  • Check out the eels – sardines are one of their favourite foods.
  • Bring a tent and camp for the night - enjoy a marshmallow on the fire and listen for the moreporks.
  • Wander out the farm race and watch the progress of Transmission Gully Motorway.

Get ready

Download the Battle Hill Farm Forest Park adventure map (PDF, 1,173K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Turn off SH58 at Pauatahanui onto Paekakariki Hill Road and drive 6 km to Battle Hill Farm Forest Park. Alternatively, turn off SH1 at Plimmerton onto Grays Road, then turn left onto Paekakariki Hill Road.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Battle Hill Farm Forest Park code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

About Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

Battle Hill Forest Park is managed by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Find out about Battle Hill Farm Forest Park

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